IPL 2019, Windies Players
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The Windies have called in their former T20I skipper Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, and John Campbell for the first two ODIs against England. West Indies all-rounders Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell have been ruled out from the first two matches. Furthermore, Evin Lewis has withdrawn from the ODI series due to a groin injury.

Meanwhile, John Campbell could make his ODI debut in the upcoming series against England. Campbell who had opened the innings against the visitors had impressed in the recently concluded three-match Test series.

Jason Holder, India vs Windies 2018
Jason Holder. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Windies have injury woes.

Subsequently, chairman of selectors Courtney Browne believes the injury woes to regular players have opened the gates for other players to seal their World Cup spots.

“With our squad suffering from a few players with injuries even before a ball is bowled, an opportunity presents itself for other players to make a claim for ICC Cricket World Cup spots,” said the chairman of selectors Courtney Browne.

Meanwhile, the Windies had stunned England in the Test series as they had won by 2-1. Thus, the hosts will like to continue their domination over the visitors despite losing the final Test match. The Windies had won the first Test match by a gargantuan margin of 381 runs. The hosts had won the second Test match by 10 wickets.

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“The [selection] panel take this opportunity to wish the injured players a speedy recovery and to wish the team success in the upcoming ODIs.”

The first two ODIs will take place at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday and Friday. Furthermore, the next matches will take place in Grenada and St. Lucia. Meanwhile, the big names like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine continue to miss out in the Windies squad.

Here is Windies squad for the first two ODIs:

Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.

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