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West Indies call-up Roston Chase for Afghanistan ODI series

Roston Chase had a fantastic Test series against Pakistan
Roston Chase had a fantastic Test series against Pakistan

West Indies selectors have called-up all-rounder Roston Chase for the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan.

Chase, who has been a Test specialist for West Indies, had a fantastic series against Pakistan at home where he almost led them to a draw in the final Test with scores of 69 and 101 not out. He also slammed a fifty and a Test in the first two Tests.

The 25-year-old will replace Chadwick Walton in the squad that played against Pakistan after the Jamaican managed only 36 runs from three games.

Also, missing out will be left-arm-spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who managed to play a solitary game against Pakistan in which he has failed to pick a wicket.

West Indies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne believes Chase will add more versatility to the ODI set-up.

"He was considered before for ODI selection, primarily because of his all-round ability," said Browne.

"With his prolific run scoring in the last Test series and his continued steady all-round performances in the PCL, we now feel it's time to introduce him to ODI cricket.

"He was not among the leading run-scorers in the Super50 tournament earlier this year, but we believe with his skill set and the way he has been playing, he could be an asset.

"His outstanding efforts with the bat could not be ignored any longer, coupled with his useful bowling can only add value to our squad."

Jason Holder, who was rested for the T20I series against Afghanistan has returned to captain the 13-man squad that will feature in the games on 9th, 11th and 14th June with Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium as the venue.

West Indies squad:

Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell

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