WI v IND 2023: Shimron Hetmyer returns as West Indies announce 15-member squad for India ODIs

The three-match ODI series is slated to get underway on July 27 in Barbados.

Shimron Hetmyer | GettyCricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday (July 24) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against India, starting July 27 in Barbados.

The squad was named following a four-day camp at Kensington Oval held to prepare the white-ball players for the upcoming ODI series, as well as the five T20Is that follows.

The selectors have recalled left-handed batter Shimron Hetmyer and pacer Oshane Thomas. Fast bowler Jayden Seales and leg-spinner Yannic Cariah have been included following their rehabilitation from surgery while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie is also included, having recovered from injury.

Hetmyer’s return will certainly bolster the Caribbean ODI team that failed to qualify for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 after losing to Zimbabwe, Netherlands and Scotland in the World Cup Qualifiers earlier this month.

Notably, Hetmyer hasn't featured for the West Indies side in almost a year while his last appearance in the 50-over format goes back to July 2021.

“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’,” chief selector Desmond Haynes said in an official statement released by CWI.

Regulars Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder are unavailable for the series while Keemo Paul is injured and unavailable.

West Indies ODI Squad: Shai Hope (c), Rovman Powell (vc), 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.


By Salman Anjum - 25 Jul, 2023

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