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Kyle Mayers replaced Brandon King in WI 2024 T20 World Cup squad

Left-handed batter Kyle Mayers has been named as the replacement payer for the injured Brandon King in the West Indies 2024 T20 World Cup squad. Brandon King injured himself while batting against England at St Lucia on Wednesday(June 19) and had to retire out on 23

Mayers was named as the replacement player for Brandon after the opening batter was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a side strain.

The incident takes place during the fifth over bowled by Sam Curran. In the second delivery of the over, King dances down and pushes it towards mid-off as Curran goes fuller and a bit more straighter. The attempt was unsuccessful in terms of runs and also forced Brandon to walk off as he twisted his groin while playing that shot.

Brandon King was soon replaced by Nicholas Pooran and West Indies continued their momentum. Brandon King played a key role in the team’s 54 runs for no wicket loss in the first powerplay.

West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer has been named as the substitute fielder for the injured Brandon King for the second half of the game.

Though the Windies played a decent knock against England they ended up losing the game by 8 wickets.

Mayers is expected to join the squad on Saturday, ahead of the hosts’ final Super 8s game against South Africa on June 23. West Indies positioned at the bottom of the Super 8 Group 2 points table with a negative NRR of -1.343 after facing a 8 wickets defeat against England on June 19.

West Indies next Super 8s fixture is against co-hosts USA, on Friday (June 21). Kyle Mayers has played 37 T20Is and scored 727 runs which includes three half-centuries.

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