IND vs WI: Senior all-rounder Jason Holder has been brought back by West Indies for the forthcoming ODIs against India at home. Holder, a player for West Indies across all formats, missed the team’s demoralising 3-0 loss to Bangladesh in the recently finished home series.
“As we all know Jason is one of the leading all-round cricketers in the world and we’re happy to have him back in the team. He will be refreshed, re-energized and ready to go and we can expect to see his brilliance on the field as well as meaningful contributions off the field as well,” West Indies chief selector Desmond Haynes said.
“We had a very challenging three matches against Bangladesh in Guyana so we will be looking to rebound when we face India in the conditions in Trinidad. We have seen some growth among some players, but overall we need to regroup and play better against the Indians,” Haynes said.
All-rounder Romario Shepherd and pacer Anderson Phillip were not part of the team that competed against Bangladesh for the India series. Shepherd played all three matches but only bowled a total of 10 overs and failed to pick up a wicket. He also struggled at the plate, finishing with totals of 15 (19), 4 (14) and 19. (22). Additionally, Phillip ended without a wicket in the one game he played.
Gudakesh Motie, 27, a left-arm spinner and made his debut in the Bangladesh series. He ended up being one of the few bright spots for the home team with six wickets and has kept his place.
West Indies will play the white-ball series against India with the ODIs on July 22, 24 and 27 at Trinidad.
West Indies ODI squad:
Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (VC), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales
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