West Indies limited-overs captain, Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the Pakistan tour as he has not fully recovered from the hamstring injury he sustained during the ICC T20 World Cup 2921.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named the veteran Devon Thomas as Pollard’s replacement for the 50-over format series, whereas, Rovman Powell has been included in the T20I series squad.
Under the supervision of Dr. Israel Dowlat, CWI’s chief medical officer, Pollard will go under rehabilitation work and will be re-examined before the men in maroon will lock horns with Ireland and England in home series next year.
Pak vs WI – West Indies T20I, ODI captains for Pakistan tour:
As Pollard has been ruled out, Nicholas Pooran is set to command the side for the T20I series whereas, Shai Hope, for the first time will lead the ODI side. Pooran was stand-in Captain when West Indies beat Australia 4-1 in the five-match CG Insurance T20I Series in St. Lucia earlier this year.
Notably, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unveiled the T20I and ODI squads for the home series against West Indies to be played in Karachi. The two teams will undergo a three-match T20I series and as many ODIs. The 20-overs games will be counted in the ICC T20I rankings whereas, the 50-overs games will be included in the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League.
Pak vs WI Squads
T20I: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
ODI: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Hasnain, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Traveling reserve: Abdullah Shafique
T20I: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice captain), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
ODI: Shai Hope (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Pak vs WI Series schedule:
13 Dec – 1st T20I, Karachi
14 Dec – 2nd T20I, Karachi
16 Dec – 3rd T20I, Karachi
18 Dec – 1st ODI, Karachi
20 Dec – 2nd ODI, Karachi
22 Dec – 3rd ODI, Karachi
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