Samuels, Joseph to miss ODI series against New Zealand

Marlon Samuels suffered a hand injury
Marlon Samuels suffered a hand injury
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West Indies' ongoing campaign in New Zealand have taken another major blow as all-rounder Marlon Samuels and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of the upcoming One-Day International series against New Zealand.

Samuels has sustained a hand injury while Joseph is suffering from a back strain as they join Sunil Ambris, who was earlier ruled out of the series following a fractured forearm after he was hit by a Neil Wagner bouncer in the second Test in Hamilton.

Sheldon Cottrell, Chadwick Walton and Shimron Hetmyer have been added to the squad that will feature in a tour game on Saturday against New Zealand XI in Whangarei.

Meanwhile, Shai Hope will take the place of Samuels in the Twenty20 International squad while Sunil Narine, who pulled out of the shorter format due to personal reasons has been replaced by Ashley Nurse.

The teams will face each other in three apiece of ODIs and T20Is to be played between 20th December and 3rd January.

West Indies ODI squad: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams, Ronsford Beaton, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse.

West Indies T20 squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Chris Gayle, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Andre Fletcher, Shai Hope, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams, Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Rayad Emrit.

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