Cricket West Indies (CWI) have announced a 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series against India that includes three new faces in form of opener Chandrapaul Hemraj, fast bowler Oshane Thomas and allrounder Fabian Allen.
However, the heavyweights in Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell haven’t been included with clock ticking down on the World Cup in England next year.
Explosive batsman Gayle made himself unavailable for selection revealed Courtney Browne, Chairman of the Selection Panel, while adding he is ready to be picked for home series against England and World Cup next year.
“The upcoming tour of India provides a great opportunity to expose some of our young talent,” Browne added. “Opener Hemraj Chanderpaul, all-rounder Fabian Allen and fast bowler Oshane Thomas will get their opportunity to showcase their skills, along with Sunil Ambris, who is returning to the fold.”
The five-match ODI series between India and Windies begins on October 21 in Guwahati and will be followed by three T20Is.
Windies ODI squad:
Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas.