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Kieron Pollard returns as West Indies identify squads for white-ball sequence towards Eire and England



On Friday, Cricket West Indies (CWI) introduced the white-ball squads of West Indies for the upcoming sequence towards Eire and England.

West Indies will host Eire for the three-match ODI sequence and a one-off T20I in Jamaica earlier than travelling to Barbados to face England within the five-match T20I leg.

Windies skipper Kieron Pollard has returned to the white-ball outfit after lacking the tour of Pakistan attributable to his hamstring harm. Star all-rounder Jason Holder is again in each the ODI and T20I squads, whereas Fabian Allen has additionally been declared match to participate within the T20Is towards England.

“We have now tried to take care of the final make-up of the squads from the Pakistan Tour earlier than Christmas, with the captain and a few senior gamers coming again in. COVID-19 has additionally performed an element within the closing make-up of the squad. The challenges within the subsequent couple of months are getting the younger gamers in each squads to not solely enhance on their expertise however keep the angle and want we noticed in Pakistan,” stated head coach Phil Simmons as quoted by ICC.

“We do want to start out the 12 months on a excessive. And we all know each Eire and England have excellent groups, so we count on a really sturdy problem as we glance to enhance our probabilities of automated qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023 and to construct the T20 group for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2022,” he added.

Listed here are the squads:

ODI squad towards Eire:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas.

COVID-19 Reserves: Keacy Carty, Sheldon Cottrell.

T20I squad towards Eire and England:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen (England T20I solely), Darren Bravo (England T20Is solely), Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akel Hosein, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.

COVID-19 Reserves: Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph, Devon Thomas.

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