Chase replaces injured McCoy for Proteas T20Is
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Allrounder Roston Chase has been named in the West Indies Twenty20 International squad to face South Africa later this month, replacing left-arm seamer Obed McCoy who has been ruled out with injury. The 26-year-old McCoy had been included in the initial squad for the threematch series from March 25-28 “subject to medical clearance”, but will now take no part in the campaign due to a knee injury. Selectors have opted for Chase, who featured in the Test series and is already a member of the One-Day International squad which take on the Proteas in a three-match series beginning tomorrow.
“Roston gets an opportunity in the upcoming series as we see him being a versatile player who can be called upon at any stage in the game,” said chief selector the Most Honourable Desmond Haynes.
“We want to wish Obed the best with his rehabilitation programme and hope to see him back in West Indies colours soon.”
McCoy has played 27 T20Is since making his debut five years ago, claiming 38 wickets at an average of nearly 20 and an economy rate of eight.
Chase, meanwhile, who bowls offspin, has played only six T20Is, scoring 64 runs and taking six wickets.
The T20 series will be preceded by a three-match One-Day International series from March 1621.
SQUAD – Rovman Powell (captain), Kyle Mayers (vice captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith.