Attacking opening batsman Evin Lewis has opted out of the limited-overs tour of India citing personal reasons, Cricket West Indies said on Wednesday.
The Windies, who were already without the likes of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, are further weakened with Lewis’ withdrawal and it makes their job tougher following their 2-0 hammering in the Test series.
Kieran Powell has been named as Lewis’ replacement in the ODI squad and Nicholas Pooran in the T20I side.
Lewis had earlier declined a West Indies central contract, following in the footsteps of established players in an effort to become a touring T20 batsman. Even so, selectors had initially picked him in both squads.
The five-match ODI series begins in Guwahati on October 21 and the three-match T20 series in Kolkata on November 4.
West Indies squads
ODI: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas
T20I: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas
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