• Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

West Indies recall Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas for ODIs against India

West Indies recall Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas for ODIs against India

Nicolas Pooran and Jason Holder were unavailable for selection, while Chemo Paul was out injured.

ESPNcriinfo staff

Shimron Hetmyer last played for West Indies in August 2022 Getty Images

West Indies have recalled Shimron Hetmyer and Oshane Thomas to their squad for the three-match ODI series against India. According to a Cricket West Indies release, Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder are unavailable for selection, while Chemo Paul is out with an injury.

Fast bowler Jayden Seals and legspinner Yannick Kariya are back after their rehabilitation after surgery, while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Moti is back after recovering from a lower back injury.

Hetmyer was dropped from West Indies’ ODI World Cup qualifying squad in May. West Indies failed to qualify for the main event after losing four out of seven matches in the qualifiers. Hetmyer last played for the West Indies in the home T20I series against New Zealand in August 2022. His last ODI was against Australia in Barbados in July 2021.

Meanwhile, fast bowler Thomas, who last played for the West Indies in December 2021, has been out of contention recently due to fitness issues. He last played competitive cricket in 2022 when he turned up for the Falcons in the Lankan Premier League.

Oshan and Shimron are welcome back into the fold, said chief selector Desmond Haynes. “Both have played internationally before and with some success, we believe they will fit the set-up well. Oshane brings pace with the new ball and is a wicket-taker. Shimron’s batting style will offer a lot especially in the middle of the innings and he is also a ‘finisher’.”

The Kensington Oval in Barbados will host the first two matches on July 27 and 29 respectively, while the third and final ODI will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on August 1. A four-day camp was held at Kensington Oval to prepare the white-ball players for the series.

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