Bangladesh vs Windies: Cricket West Indies announce squad for the ODI series
The first One-day international will be played in Dhaka on December 9th.
Updated - Dec 5, 2018 11:09 am
Windies have named their squad to face Bangladesh in the three-match ODI series, starting from December 9th. Jason Holder, the regular skipper, will miss the ODI series as well, owing to a shoulder injury with Rovman Powell named as the one to lead the side. Powell will lead the side for the first time in his career.
The 25-year old Jamaican batsman didn’t have an impressive outing in the ODI series in India, managing only 61 runs in five games, however, had a good time in the recently concluded T10 league. Powell’s Northern Warriors emerged victorious in the inaugural tournament, with Powell scoring a destructive half-century in the final. The towering all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite also finds a place in the ODI squad
Overall in the tournament, the Windies cricketer scored 177 runs at a colossal strike rate of 226. The visitors will be determined to bounce back from the 2-0 drubbing they received in the Test series from the hosts, owing to their issues in playing spin.
Darren Bravo to play his first ODI in two years
The squad largely remains unchanged from the 3-1 series loss to India, however, the most notable inclusion is that of Darren Bravo. The 29-year old from Trinidad and Tobago, who last played in an ODI for the Windies in October 2016, will return to the national colours in the upcoming ODI series.
The head of the selectors believed that Bravo’s return will further boost the batting order of the tourists. The batting performance which was tipped to disintegrate in the series against India had performed considerably well.
Courtney Brown, the chairman of selectors said as quoted by Cricbuzz, “In the absence of Jason Holder, the panel believes that the team can still be competitive, especially with the return of Darren Bravo. Darren’s experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for the spots in the squad.”
The first One-day international will be played in Dhaka on December 9th. The remaining two fixtures will be hosted by Dhaka and Sylhet on December 11th and December 14th respectively.
Windies ODI squad: Rovman Powell(c), Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope(wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas