The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel announced changes to the West Indies ODI squad for the three-match Series against New Zealand which starts today (17).
“From the original squad, left-handed batter Shimron Hetmyer is unavailable due to personal reasons; allrounder Keemo Paul is ruled out with an injury and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has failed to recover from the hand injury sustained during the CG United Series against India last month.” CWI said.
Middle-order batter Jermaine Blackwood and leg-spinning allrounder Yannic Cariah have been brought in as replacements.
Blackwood is called up for the ODI squad for the first time since 2015 while Cariah earns his first squad call-up for the West Indies.
Odean Smith, the seam-bowling allrounder, has been added as a reserve.
WI SQUAD :
Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope (VC), Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair
Traveling Reserve :