West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
The 26-yer-old Allen suffered an ankle injury and Trinbago Knight Riders left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has been named his relplacement in West Indies’ T20 World Cup squad.
Akeal Hosein replaces Fabian Allen in West Indies’ squad for T20 World Cup
According to an ICC release, Hosein will be replaced on West Indies’ reserves list by Gudakesh Motie.
Allen brought a wide range of skills and experience on the table which West Indies will miss in the mega event.
Allen has scored 250 runs in 21 T20I innings at the strike rate of 138.89 and also holds a bowling average of 27.05.
Meanwhile, Hosein has played 15 matches – six T2I0s and nine ODIs – for West Indies. The 28-year-old has averaged 26.33 with an economy of 6.33 with the ball in 57 T20s.
West Indies suffered a shocking defeat against Pakistan in the first warm-up match as they could only post a meagre total of 130 in the first innings.
West Indies will take knee against England
West Indies will play their opening match against England in the Super 12 stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 23.
West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard has stated that team West Indies will continue their practice of taking a knee ahead of every match in the T20 World Cup 2021.
“From my knowledge at this present time, I think it’s something we’re going to continue because it’s something that we strongly believe in, as a team. Hopefully, we can just continue to show our support for something that I think is close to our hearts,” Pollard was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
England skipper Eoin Morgan also confirmed that his side too will take the knee alongside the West Indies when the two sides meet in their opening game.