West Indies, Roston Chase
West Indies team. (Photo: Twitter)

West Indies team’s squads for the upcoming one-day international (ODI) matches tour of the Netherlands and Pakistan were announced by Cricket West Indies (CWI) on May 9, 2022. The squad saw big names like Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer, and Evin Lewis missing out on selection.

The West Indies will visit the Netherlands for three ODIs on May 31, June 2, and 4, followed by another three ODIs on June 8, 10, and 12 in Pakistan. The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel today announced the West Indies Senior Men’s squad for both tours.

Nicholas Pooran
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These tours will be the first for new West Indies white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran in a full-time capacity after Kieron Pollard announced retirement from international cricket this month. As per the CWI statement, Jason Holder was rested with workload management cited as the key reason, while Evin Lewis was not considered as he failed CWI’s fitness criteria.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. Credits: West Indies Cricket

Shimron Hetmyer has been given a break so he can be home for the birth of his first child.

Jayden Seales, Shermon Lewis And Keacy Carty New Faces In West Indies Squad For ODI Tours

Three newcomers have been named in the ODI squad – fast bowlers Jayden Seales and Shermon Lewis as well as specialist batter Keacy Carty. Both Seales and Lewis have played at the Test level. Carty is the first player from St. Maarten to be selected for the West Indies Senior Men’s team.

Lead Selector Dr. Desmond Haynes said: “We were impressed with Carty and the way he goes about his innings, we saw several glimpses of his ability the way he played against England earlier this year for the CWI President’s XI. We hope that giving him this opportunity he will recognize the importance of representing West Indies. We think he is a young batsman with great promise, and this is the kind of tour he can show he fits in.”

West Indies, Jayden Seales
Jayden Seales (Image Credits: Getty)

He added: “We also have a very good group of young fast bowlers who have demonstrated their ability and we want to use these two tours to give them opportunities in the 50-over format. We have a week in The Netherlands and another week in Pakistan and this should provide them with quality opposition to bowl against as we build towards the Cricket World Cup in 2023. Phillip has been around for some time, and we know what he can offer, Seales has been very good in Test cricket and Lewis is making a return to the West Indies set-up following some good performances.”

West Indies are currently not among the spots for direct qualification into the ODI World Cup in India next year. They are tenth on the Super League points table, having lost each of their three most recent ODI series, including an unexpected 2-1 defeat to Ireland at home.

Full West Indies squad: Nicholas Pooran (capt), Shai Hope (vice-capt), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Full match schedule:

West Indies tour of Netherlands

May 31: 1st ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
June 2: 2nd ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
June 4: 3rd ODI at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen

West Indies tour of Pakistan

June 8: 1st ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
June 10: 2nd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi
June 12: 3rd ODI at Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi

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