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Marlon Samuels omitted for ODI series against England

Marlon Samuels has played 187 ODIs for West Indies till now
Marlon Samuels has played 187 ODIs for West Indies till now

West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been omitted in the 15-man squad that will take on England in a three-match One-Day International series.

The 36-year-old last featured for West Indies in the limited overs series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates but was dropped for the subsequent tri-series which also had host Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

The news comes days after Samuels' remodeled bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council following a series of remedial works.

The squad will be captained by Jason Holder and will have Kraigg Brathwaite assisting him while Kieran Powell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed forming the core of batting department.

Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter along with Holder himself provide the all-rounder options with Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Miguel Cummins retaining their places as the seam options.

Shane Dowrich will don the wicket-keeper role in the squad which also has Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse as the spinners.

England will play two tour games on 25th and 27th February before the three-match ODI series that will be played between 3rd and 9th March.

West Indies squad:

Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell

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