Cricket West Indies have named left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy to the T20I squad for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh.
Obed McCoy Named in West Indies Squad for Bangladesh T20I
During the Bangladesh tour of the West Indies 2022, both teams are scheduled to play 2 test matches, 3 T20I, and 3 ODI matches in which hosts West Indies won the 2 match test series and moved to the 6th position in ICC WTC points table.
The 3 matches T20I series will kickstart on July 2 in Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica. The 2 times T20 World Cup-winning team who lost 4 out of 5 matches played in ICC T20 World Cup 2021 have added McCoy to their T20I squad.
McCoy played a key role in the latter stages of the Rajasthan Royals’ run to the IPL final has been added to the squad in a quest to identify the best player for the upcoming T20 world cup 2022 in Australia.
Cricket West Indies have also added Shamarh Brooks, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul and Devon Thomas to the squad at the expense of Fabian Allen, Roston Chase, and Sheldon Cottrell
“We know Rovman’s history. He has captained the West Indies before and is also the captain of his CPL franchise,” chief selector Desmond Haynes said.
“Our role is to look at future leaders as well and we have identified a few, including him, who we will be putting through programmes to ensure we keep them involved in that aspect of cricket.
“Thomas is a very versatile cricketer, who has been knocking on the door in all formats. He has been doing well in franchise cricket and with that level of talent, we must ensure we keep him interested. He brings a lot to the table and is basically a four-dimensional player, he can bat, bowl, he is brilliant in the field, and he can keep wicket as well.
“McCoy has done exceptionally well in the IPL and enjoyed a successful stint in England as well, so we are confident that he is back to his best in terms of playing and fitness,” Haynes added.
“Generally, we have to start looking at the bigger picture of getting these players playing together as often as possible in preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup later in the year. We need to ensure we are fielding a very strong side for that tournament,” Haynes added.
Nicholas Pooran has been named as the captain of the West Indies in both the T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh.
The 2nd T20I match will be played on the very next of the 1st T20I match in the same venue while the last T20I match and three ODI matches will be played in Providence Stadium, Guyana. The ODI series will kickstart on July 10 with the last match on July 16.
Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Rovman Powell (Vice-Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Reserve: Dominic Drakes
Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Shai Hope (Vice-Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales.