Hetmyer recalled to limited overs squad

Shimron Hetmyer, Yannic Cariah and fast bowling pair Oshane Thomas and Jayden Seales have been recalled to the West Indies squad for the three-match CG United One Day International (ODI) Series powered by YES BANK against India which begins at Kensington Oval on Thursday July 27.

Seales and Cariah have been included following rehabilitation from surgery, while left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie is also included having recovered from injury.

Lead Selector, The Most Hon. Dr Desmond Haynes said: “We welcome Oshane and Shimron back into the group. Both have played at the international level before with some success, and we believe they will fit well into the set up. Oshane brings pace and is a potential wicket taker with the new ball. Shimron’s style of batting will offer a lot, especially in the middle stage of the innings, and he is also a potential ‘finisher’.”

Former West Indies captains Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran are unavailable for selection, while allrounder Keemo Paul is injured and will miss the series.

Kensington Oval will host the first two matches on Thursday and Saturday. The series will move to Trinidad for the third and final ODI at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on August 1. All three matches start at 9:30 a.m. local time.

The squad: Shai Hope (Captain), Rovman Powell (Vice Captain), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair and Oshane Thomas. (PR/JC)

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