Cricket West Indies (CWI) have named a strong 16-man squad for the upcoming T20I series against the Indian cricket team. Many fans would know that the West Indies cricket team is currently playing a home T20I series against the England cricket team. They will soon board a flight to India and lock horns with the Men in Blue in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and the shortest format of the game.
The 16-man squad for the T20I series against the Indian cricket team features the likes of Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes and Jason Holder. As reported by ESPNCricinfo, here is the T20I squad for the visitors.
West Indies Squad For India T20I Series: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Kyle Mayers and Hayden Walsh Jr.
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It will be exciting to see how the West Indies cricket team performs in the T20I series against the Indian cricket team. The last time they toured India, they suffered a defeat in both ODI and T20I series against the Indian cricket team.
Kieron Pollard’s men will be keen to forget that tour and make a fresh start in the upcoming series. They have done well in the home series against the England cricket team and have the capability to win matches during the upcoming tour.
Why are Andre Russell and Chris Gayle not part of the West Indies squad for T20I series against India?
Andre Russell and Chris Gayle are two of the biggest Superstars in the T20 world right now. However, they are not part of the T20I squad picked by the West Indies team for the upcoming tour of India. They are playing in the Bangladesh Premier League right now.
While Russell is a part of the Dhaka team, Gayle plays for Fortune Barishal. It is currently unknown whether Gayle has retired from international cricket. With the T20 World Cup 2022 set to happen, it is important for both players to play as much as possible and remain in good touch.