West Indies name squad for Zim tri-se­ries

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

WEST Indies have in­cluded un­capped bats­men Shai Hope and Rov­man Pow­ell in the 15-man squad that will take part in a One­Day In­ter­na­tional tri-se­ries in Zim­babwe.

The se­ries will kick-off on Novem­ber 14 with Sri Lanka be­ing the third team in­volved in the se­ries apart from West Indies and host Zim­babwe.

Hope, who is yet to fea­ture in the limited overs for West Indies has played six Tests so far and has scored 171 runs at an av­er­age of 15.54 but has been con­sis­tent in the re­cent tour games played in the United Arab Emi­rates with scores of 59 and 76. He also scored an un­beaten cen­tury while play­ing for West Indies Cricket Board XI against In­dia in July.

On, the other hand, Pow­ell had an im­pres­sive Caribbean Pre­mier League sea­son, while play­ing for the ti­tle win­ners Ja­maica Tallawahs. Even though, he was in­cluded in the squad for the Twenty20 In­ter­na­tional se­ries against Pak­istan in UAE, he failed to fea­ture in any of the game.

The pair will take the places of Kieron Pol­lard and De­nesh Ramdin af­ter they failed to make any im­pact in the re­cently con­cluded ODI se­ries against Pak­istan which West Indies lost 0-3. Pol­lard scored just 42 runs in the three matches at an av­er­age of 14 while Ramdin man­aged 79 runs in the se­ries.

The rest of the squad re­mains un­changed with Ja­son Holder con­tin­u­ing to lead the squad which also con­tains Dar­ren Bravo, Mar­lon Sa­muels, Evin Lewis, John­son Charles and Kraigg Brath­waite.

Shan­non Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph will form the fast bowl­ing depart­ment along with Holder while Car­los Brath­waite and Jonathan Carter will take up the all-rounder du­ties. Su­nil Narine will lead the spin depart­ment and will be as­sisted by Sulie­man Benn and Ash­ley Nurse.

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