West Indies recall Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner and Brandon King for India ODI series

Written by Abhishek Patil

West Indies have recalled Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner and Brandon King into the ODI squad for next month’s three-match series against India, starting on February 6.

Roach from Barbados has been a regular in West Indies Test squads but played the last of his 92 ODIs against India at Port of Spain in August 2019.

“Kemar Roach is one of our leading fast bowlers and we believe we need bowlers upfront to get an early wicket,” newly-appointed chief selector Desmond Haynes said in a statement.

“…Kemar, with an economy rate of five, is certainly good enough to play.”

“We want to have competition for places. We want to reach a stage where we have a lot of players fighting for positions,” former Test stalwart Haynes said.

“We want to broaden the pool of players we have to choose from. The team we have selected is a very good side and we are looking at this tour as part of the preparations for the World Cup in India in 2023.”

Beginning on Feb. 6, West Indies will play three ODIs in Ahmedabad to be followed by an equal number of Twenty20 Internationals in Kolkata.

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.

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