November 29, 2023

West Indies include two uncapped players in ODI squad to face England | Cricket News

Uncapped all-rounders Sherfane Rutherford and Matthew Forde had been incorporated in West Indies’ 15-man squad for the impending three-match one-day global collection in opposition to England in December.
The squad announcement on Monday additionally featured the go back of seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich, who remaining performed an ODI in 2019, and opener Kjorn Ottley, with two ODIs underneath his belt from January 2021.
Shai Hope will proceed to lead the workforce, whilst Alzarri Joseph has been appointed as the brand new vice-captain. Notably, the squad will omit the revel in of Nicholas Pooran, who’s specializing in T20 franchise commitments, and Jason Holder, prioritizing Test cricket and T20 codecs.
Batting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, 25, representing Guyana, and 21-year-old speedy bowling all-rounder Matthew Forde from Barbados, who earned reputation thru his performances with St Lucia Kings, are a few of the uncapped players set to make their debut in senior global cricket.
“Matthew Forde is a whole-hearted cricketer who has been impressive,” stated lead selector Desmond Haynes. “He is one of the players coming through the West Indies academy programme who can form part of the future.”
Having ignored qualification for the hot World Cup in India, the West Indies at the moment are embarking on a adventure to rebuild their ODI recognition. According to Haynes, the impending temporary collection in opposition to England marks the preliminary step in this rebuilding procedure.
“England on tour of the West Indies is always filled with excitement and expectation,” he stated. “We expect this to be a hard-fought series, but we also believe this squad will do well in our home conditions.
“We have a transparent imaginative and prescient. We are enthusiastic about construction a cast workforce. Our major focal point is to rebuild for luck on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2027.”
The three-match series commences with the first two matches taking place at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on December 3 and 6. Subsequently, the tour shifts to Barbados for the third and concluding ODI scheduled at Kensington Oval on December 9.
SQUAD: Shai Hope (captain), Alzarri Joseph (vice captain), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas
December 3 – 1st ODI, Antigua
December 6 – second ODI, Antigua
December 9 – third ODI, Barbados