ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda: Chris Gayle was named within the West Indies’ squad for the 2019 World Cup qualifying event on Thursday, however different main gamers dominated themselves out as a way to play within the Pakistan T20 Tremendous League.
All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, spinner Sunil Narine and batsman Darren Bravo have all determined to overlook the qualifiers in Zimbabwe, which can run from March four-25.“We’re happy that Chris Gayle and (batsman) Marlon Samuels have indicated their full help and dedication to the trigger,” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne stated in a press release.
“Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell nevertheless indicated that they have been unavailable to assist us qualify as their precedence was enjoying within the Pakistan Tremendous League.”The 2-time World Cup winners have struggled to area their strongest aspect in recent times after a bitter dispute between Cricket West Indies and numerous gamers.
Russell, 29, has not performed for the Caribbean outfit since 2016 after being given a one-yr doping ban, with the quick bowler set to return to cricket later this month.He performed the final of his fifty one One-Day Internationals in November 2015, however was a key member of the aspect that beat England within the 2016 World Twenty20 last.
Pollard returned to the Windies fold final September towards England, whereas Darren Bravo, who has performed forty nine Tests, ninety four ODIs and 12 T20Is, hasn’t performed any worldwide cricket since November 2016.
Narine additionally performed the one-off T20 recreation in Durham alongside Pollard, however will line-up for Lahore Qalanders within the United Arab Emirates whereas the West Indies bid to keep away from the ignominy of failing to succeed in the World Cup for the primary time.
Darren Bravo’s older brother Dwayne, a former captain who has performed 164 ODIs, was not even thought-about for choice.“Dwayne Bravo was not contacted as he had indicated beforehand that he’s not out there to play cricket for the West Indies,” former Windies wicketkeeper Browne added.
Jason Holder’s group will, nevertheless, be boosted by the presence of 38-yr-previous opener Gayle, who has scored 9,420 ODI runs, in addition to skilled center-order batsman Samuels and Gayle’s explosive opening associate Evin Lewis.
They’re having to face qualifying after slipping to ninth within the ODI world rankings, with two groups from the qualifiers to hitch the world’s prime eight nations on the 2019 event in England and Wales.
The West Indies play their opening recreation towards a World Cricket League Division Two group on March 6 in Harare, earlier than additionally dealing with Papua New Guinea, Eire and the Netherlands in Group A.
West Indies 15-man squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jason Mohammed (vice-captain), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cotterell, Nikita Miller, Kesrick Williams, Kemar Roach, Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo.
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