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T20 World Cup: Huge blow for West Indies

T20 World Cup: Huge blow for West Indies

Fabian Allen, West Indies all rounder has been ruled out of the ‘entire’ ICC T20 World Cup 2021 following the ankle injury as announced by the Event Technical Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Allen was included in the 15-man squad for the big event and now has been replaced by Akeal Hossein, who was named among the traveling reserves before. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has named Gudakesh Motie as the reserved player to fulfill Hossein’s vacant spot. Gudakesh, however, will be required to complete the mandatory six-day quarantine period before he joins the men in the maroon squad for the T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Unquestionably, it would have been Allen’s biggest dream to don a national jersey in the extravagant event. Following the fact, the chief selector of the CWI added,

“I know Fabian was really looking forward to playing in this World Cup, so it is very disappointing that he is forced to miss out,”

“His all-round capabilities will be missed by the team. I would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to him being available for squad selection in the near future.”

Jamaican player’s all-round abilities, too smoky at the lower order, will be missed by the maroon’s crew serving as a setback to the team. Since 2018, he has participated in 28 T20Is adding 250 runs at an average of 17.9 and a decent strike rate of 138.9. Moreover, Allen has grasped 20 wickets in 24 innings with the best haul of 2/18 and at an economy of 7.21.

It is pertinent to mention that the West Indies kick-started their T20 World Cup 2021 journey versus Pakistan but were defeated by a wide margin of seven wickets. Kieron Pollard and co’s next assignment, going on momentarily, is dealing with Mohammad Nabi’s Afghanistan.

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