West Indies Recall Shimron Hetmyer For ODI Series Against India

Written by Abhishek Patil

Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday recalled star batter Shimron Hetmyer for their upcoming three-match ODI series against India at home, starting Thursday at Kensington Oval. Hetmyer hasn’t featured for the West Indies side in almost a year but earns a recall on the back of a solid season in the Indian Premier League with the Rajasthan Royals that netted a total of 299 runs from 13 innings. The left-hander hasn’t played an ODI for the Caribbean side in two years, with Hetmyer’s last appearance in a 50-over match coming against Australia in July 2021.

The 15-member 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-match T20I Series that follows.

The selectors also recalled left-handed batter Shimron Hetmyer and fast bowler 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 has also been included, following his recovery from injury.

The Kensington Oval hosts the first two matches in the three-match ODI Series on Thursday and Saturday. The teams then will move to Trinidad for the third and final ODI at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on August 1.

Regulars Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder are unavailable for the series while wicket-keeper batter Shai Hope has once again been named captain for the three matches.

West Indies 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.

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