WI vs SA: On Friday, Cricket West Indies announced a 13-member men’s squad for the first two matches of the five-match T20I series between West Indies and South Africa starting June 26.
Kieron Pollard will be captaining the squad. Nicholas Pooran has been named as his deputy. Star all-rounder, a two-time T20 World Cup winner, Andre Russell has made his return to the squad. Russell has featured in 49 T20Is for the West Indies. The last he played for the team was against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in March in 2020.
Roger Harper, Lead Selector said, “Andre Russell will add that ‘X’ factor to the team. He is an impact player with both bat and ball and lends greater depth in both departments. The aim is to build on the performance against Sri Lanka earlier this year, to build confidence while determining our best squad and team as we run into the ICC T20 World Cup.”
The board has welcomed fully vaccinated fans to attend the matches in the stadium, given that they produce their vaccination documentation and their national ID while buying tickets.
Recently, the West Indies team completed their two-match Test series against the visitors, which they lost by 2-0.
West Indies squad (1st & 2nd T20Is): Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair
WI vs SA T20I Fixtures
- 1st T20I- June 26, National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
- 2nd T20I- June 27, National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
- 3rd T20I- June 29, National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
- 4th T20I- July 1, National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
- 5th T20I- July 3, National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
Earlier, the board also named a 13-member women’s squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan starting on June 30.