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West Indies rest Jason Holder for T20I series against Afghanistan

Ronsford Beaton has been called up for the T20 series
Ronsford Beaton has been called up for the T20 series
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West Indies have decided to rest all-rounder Jason Holder for the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International series against Afghanistan that begins next month.

The series that collides with the Champions Trophy tournament will be played on 2nd, 3rd and 5th June at Warner Park in St Kitts.

Uncapped fast bowler Ronsford Beaton has been called up to the squad after a series of impressive performance for Guyana in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Super50 tournament.

Beaton, 24, will take the place of Holder in the 13-man squad that will also see Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher and Veeraswamy Permaul missing out from the squad that featured in the recently concluded home Test series against Pakistan.

The last time these two teams met in the T20I format was during the 2016 World T20 tournament in India where Afghanistan stunned West Indies by six runs.

West Indies T20I squad for Afghanistan series:

Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams

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