< >
CricketWorld.com, Latest Cricket News & Results
 

Uncapped Kesrick Williams drafted into West Indies T20 squad

Kesrick Williams was the leading wicket-taker for Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2016 CPL.
Kesrick Williams was the leading wicket-taker for Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2016 CPL.
©CPL / Sportsfile
 

West Indies selectors have called-up uncapped seamer Kesrick Williams as a replacement for injured Andre Russell for the upcoming Twenty20 International series against Pakistan.

A statement released by the West Indies Cricket Board confirmed that Russell has been given time to address his "personal matter".

The 28-year-old is set to attend a hearing on 19th and 20th September after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) charged the all-rounder for having violated the anti-doping whereabouts clause three times in a 12-month period, which constitutes as a positive result.

However, it is unsure on whether Russell has been given time to address the issue related to JADCO.

Williams on the other hand has played 16 T20 games and has picked 17 wickets at an average of 23.17.

However, his recent performance in the Caribbean Premier League is what grabbed the attention of the selectors as he ended as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament for the title winning Jamaica Tallawahs team.

West Indies are scheduled to play three T20I games against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates between 23rd and 27th September which will be followed by three One-Day Internationals and Tests apiece.

West Indies T20I squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton

© Cricket World 2016