West Indies Rest Roach For Start Of India Series
The West Indies have named their squad to take on India in the Twenty20 International and the first two One-Day Internationals and have rested fast bowler Kemar Roach for the three matches.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) are operating a rotation policy to manage the workload of players who are playing regularly.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard are not eligible to play in the Twenty20 match due to not having taken part in the recent domestic Twenty20 competition and Chris Gayle will not be picked until he attends a meeting with WICB management following his comments surrounding his decision to head to India to play in the Indian Premier League.
Christopher Barnwell, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse and Krishmar Santokie, who were all handed call-ups for the Twenty20 International against Pakistan earlier this year are all included in the Twenty20 squad while Bravo is named as vice-captain to Darren Sammy for the ODIs with Pollard also in the squad.
There is still no place in the squad, however, for experienced batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul while the board feel Adrian Barath and Jerome Taylor need to prove their fitness before being considered for selection.
The T20I is on 4th June while the first two ODIs are on 6th and 8th June with all three matches in Trinidad.
West Indies T20I squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Christopher Barnwell, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons
West Indies ODI squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice-captain), Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Anthony Martin, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons
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