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T20 World Cup: West Indies announce Obed McCoy’s replacement

T20 World Cup: West Indies announce Obed McCoy's replacement

Defending Champions of the ICC T20 World Cup, West Indies have called Jason Holder to join the squad for the rest of the tournament after Obed McCoy was eliminated following his right leg injury.

The 24-year old sustained a tournament-ending injury during the team’s opening encounter versus England as the men in maroon suffered a six-wicket defeat. Undergoing their second match of the extravaganza, the wounds were scratched more after South Africa overpowered them by eight wickets on Tuesday. They now need to win versus Bangladesh on Friday to have some chance of being in the semifinal.

Notably, Holder, the all-rounder, having 27 T20I appearances for West Indies, was named among the traveling reserves but not in the 15-man main squad. His recent task was representing Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) and now is immediately available for the upcoming matches of the team.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief, Roger Harper feels Holder has been playing in the UAE conditions since the second leg of IPL, hence, will better fit in the national squad knowing the UAE conditions.

“Jason Holder has been in the UAE for a while now and will fit quite well into the team unit,”

Earlier, West Indies lost their potent spinner, Fabian Allen, very much useful at the lower order, as he got replaced by Akeal Hossein following his ankle injury.

West Indies have poorly kick-started their T20 World Cup campaign as they lost both of their warm-up games heavily in the hands of Afghanistan and Pakistan sequentially. Although they looked much pompous before the event started, but they are yet to inspire in the World Cup game.

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