West Indies announces squad for T20 World Cup in Australia, Evin Lewis marks return

St John’s [Antigua]: Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday announced the team for the upcoming International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup, which will certainly take place from October-November this year.
The panel confirmed fifteen (15) players that will certainly stand for the West Indies for the 8th ICC T20 World Cup, which will certainly be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13. The West Indies are the only team to have actually won the ICC Guys’s T20 World Cup two times, in Sri Lanka in 2012 as well as in India in 2016. The West Indies’ campaign to win an unmatched third ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title starts on October 17, when they handle Scotland in the initial of three Group B fixtures played at the Bellerive Oval, in Hobart, Tasmania to get approved for the Super 12 stage of the tournament.
Nicholas Pooran leads the West Indies in his first World Cup as captain, with Rovman Powell as vice-captain. Left-hand opening batter Evin Lewis has been recalled for the very first time since the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup.
2 uncapped players have actually been chosen; right-arm leg-spinner allrounder Yannic Cariah and also left-arm batting allrounder Raymon Reifer.
Dr Desmond Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector stated in a declaration: “We have actually selected a combination of youth and also experience to represent the West Indies. In the option process, we have been cognizant of the recurring Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and also we have actually been looking at the gamers who have actually been playing very well. I said at the beginning of my tenure that I would be interested in giving gamers the chance and also I think I have actually been consistent in doing that. I think it is a great group we have actually selected, as well as it is a team that will certainly contend, considered that we need to certify from Round 1 right into the Supe r12s.”
“There are gamers that did not make the team and also I wish they will continue to work hard and execute to their ideal in the CPL and also the upcoming Super50 Cup; due to the fact that you never know what can occur in case of injuries or any other unanticipated situations where we may require to call up players as replacements,” he added.
West Indies will certainly deal with Zimbabwe on October 19 and afterwards Ireland on October 21 with the top two groups from Team B signing up with the Super 12s, in addition to the top two groups from Group A which features Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and also Namibia. The leading 2 groups from each Super 12 team will advance to the semi-finals on November 9 and 10.
Before the start of the ICC Guys’s T20 World Cup, the West Indies will fulfill residence team Australia in a two-match reciprocal T20 International (T20I) collection on October 5 at the Metricon Arena on the Gold Coastline as well as on October 7 at the historical Gabba, in Brisbane.
T20 World Cup squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Owner, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.

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