Hayden Walsh Jr. and Brandon King, the highest wicket-taker and top run-getter in the 2019 Caribbean Premier League, have been included in the West Indies T20I & ODI squad for the series against Afghanistan in November.
Leg-spinner Walsh Jr., who made his debut for USA in 2018, picked up 22 wickets for the CPL champions Barbados Tridents in 9 games. The 24-year-old King, a key figure in the 11-match winning run of the Guyanna Amazon Warriors, smashed 32 maximums in the tournament and amassed 496 runs in 12 innings.
Romario Shephard is another CPL star who has forced his way into the Windies team after picking up 13 wickets in the 2019 edition.
Keiron Pollard, who last played an ODI in 2016, will lead the team in the limited overs formats. Star all-rounder Jason Holder has been named in the squad for all formats and remains the captain of the Test team.
Notable absentees in the ODI & T20I squads include Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Rovaman Powell.
The Afghanistan-West Indies series, which will be played in Dehradun, India, begins with the 3-match T20I series on November 5,7 and 9. This is followed by three ODIs on November 13, 16 and 18 before finally finishing with an one-off Test that begins on November 27.
The Windies will then play a T20I and an ODI series against India in December.
T20I squad: Kieron Pollard (capt.), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph.
ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (capt), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd.
Test squad: Jason Holder (c), Shai Hope, John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph
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