West Indies Announce T20I Squad to Face India

1 August, 2023

The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel has recently unveiled the 15-member lineup set to take on India in an exhilarating five-match T20I series. Anticipation is building for the cricket extravaganza, scheduled to commence on Thursday, August 3, at the renowned Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.

Worthy of mention is the unique squad arrangement: a provisional 15-member squad will embark on the entire series, with a 13-member squad meticulously selected for each match. From these selections, the final playing XI will be meticulously decided. The inclusion of Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Oshane Thomas in the squad marks their much-awaited return to the setup. The selection committee emphasized that the squad decision factors in the looming 2024 T20 World Cup. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

“The squad is selected with the next ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in mind. We are looking at various plans as we try to find the right combinations. As we prepare; we are looking to build a unit which we believe can do the job when we host the global event in just under a year,” remarked Dr. Desmond Haynes, the Lead Selector of CWI, as quoted by ‘Windiescricket’.

Haynes further expressed confidence in the team’s potential, stating, “We have some match-winners in our line-up, and we will look to have the right kind of preparation, starting here in Trinidad on Thursday. We also have other players who could come into consideration going forward; with the Caribbean Premier League starting next month, others will come into the reckoning.”

As the excitement builds, Rovman Powell shoulders the responsibility of leading the side, with Kyle Mayers appointed as his deputy for the five-match series. The locations for the T20I battles add to the thrill, with Providence in Guyana hosting the second and third matches, while Lauderhill in Florida takes the spotlight for the fifth and final encounter between the two formidable sides.

Let’s take a glance at the formidable West Indies squad ready to take on India in the T20I series: Rovman Powell (c), Kyle Mayers (vc), Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas.

As the countdown begins, cricket fans across the globe eagerly await an exhilarating showdown between two powerhouse cricketing nations. With both sides showcasing their strengths and aiming for victory, this T20I series promises a spectacle of cricketing brilliance and a taste of what the 2024 T20 World Cup may hold. Get the latest updates from the world of cricket only on Nextbet Sports.