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T20 World Cup 2022 – West Indies recall Evin Lewis, choose Yannic Cariah forward of Hayden Walsh


West Indies have recalled Evin Lewis to their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Lewis final performed worldwide cricket finally yr’s T20 World Cup within the UAE, and had since missed out on West Indies’ squads for health causes.

“Somebody like Evin Lewis, all of us agree that he is our greatest one-day cricketer, he is completed so effectively for us through the years,” Haynes advised the commentator Ian Bishop in an interview on the sidelines of Wednesday’s CPL sport between Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots. “We had a gathering with him, and he is dedicated to West Indies cricket; he advised us that he is dedicated to West Indies cricket, and I imagine he must be given the chance.”

There isn’t a room within the squad for the allrounder Andre Russell, who, like Lewis, final featured for West Indies throughout final yr’s T20 World Cup. Russell has had a quiet time in CPL 2022 up to now with Trinbago Knight Riders, notably with the bat, managing a prime rating of simply 17 in 4 innings.

“We had a gathering with Andre Russell earlier within the yr,” Haynes stated. “We’re nonetheless not satisfied but, he is not performing in addition to we want to see him within the competitors. I feel within the scenario with Andre Russell, we have simply determined to simply transfer on, and search for somebody who’s in kind, and doing effectively within the T20 format.”

Haynes stated Allen was unlucky to overlook out with the squad having room for just one left-arm spinner in Akeal Hosein.

Sunil Narine, who final performed for West Indies in 2019, does not function within the squad both. “Sure, once more, the captain [Nicholas Pooran] advised me he is reached out to Narine, however I am not too certain he desires to play,” Haynes stated when requested about Narine.

A shock inclusion within the squad is the legspin-bowling allrounder Yannic Cariah, who made his West Indies debut throughout final month’s ODI collection in opposition to New Zealand, however is uncapped in T20Is, and his expertise within the T20 format is restricted to 4 video games, the final of which got here throughout the 2016 Caribbean Premier League. Cariah is just not contracted to a CPL staff this season.

The selectors have picked Cariah forward of Hayden Walsh, who had been the popular wristspin possibility over current months.

“After we have a look at consistency, we do not really feel that Hayden is constant sufficient,” Haynes stated. “We do not write off anyone, as a result of Hayden is any person now we have invested in, and we imagine that he nonetheless stands an opportunity of taking part in for the West Indies, and we hope once more that he’s one other one that may proceed to do effectively within the CPL and provides himself an opportunity to be chosen.”

Haynes was assured Cariah may do a job in T20 cricket regardless of his restricted expertise of the format.

“I feel Yannic has impressed us from the time we picked him for the A staff,” Haynes stated. “After which we gave him the chance to play in opposition to New Zealand within the 50-overs competitors, and I feel going to Australia, I do know we have a whole lot of confidence in him, we predict that he is bowling effectively sufficient that [he] can play within the T20 format. It is a bit unlucky that he is not within the CPL, now we have no management over that, however we predict that he’s a man who we really feel that may do a job for us. I do not assume you’ll be able to underrate his batting both.”

Other than Cariah, the squad consists of one different uncapped T20I participant in Raymon Reifer, the left-arm seam-bowling allrounder who has performed three Checks and 5 ODIs. Reifer has been in glorious kind for the Jamaica Tallawahs within the ongoing CPL, scoring 171 runs in 4 innings at a mean of 57.00 and a strike fee of 143.69.

Amongst different seam-bowling allrounders, there was no room for Romario Shepherd – Haynes termed his exclusion “one other shut name” – whereas Dominic Drakes was unavailable as a consequence of a knee damage.

CPL kind has additionally led to a recall for top-order batter Johnson Charles, who final performed a T20I in December 2016. Charles is presently the second-highest run-getter in CPL 2022, with 227 runs in six innings at a mean of 45.40 and a strike fee of 136.74.

Charles, Haynes stated, would fill the function of reserve wicketkeeper in West Indies’ squad behind Pooran.




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