1Sammy recently quit as the T20I captain
2Brathwaite has been named as the new T20I captain
3The two matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale
Carlos Brathwaite, hero of West Indies’ World T20 Cup triumph earlier this year, has been named as captain of the 13-member squad which will play two Twenty20 internationals versus India in Florida on August 27 and 28.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has included all the big names in the squad, including power-hitter Chris Gayle, but left out Darren Sammy who had led the team to two World T20 titles in 2012 and 2016.
“The squad has been selected purely on players’ performances. The selection panel has expressed its thanks to former captain, Daren Sammy for his leadership in the T20 format of the game and the two World Championship titles in 2012 and earlier this year,” said Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne with regards to Sammy’s omission. (Also read: Indian cricketers large-hearted, not scared of competition: Shikhar Dhawan)
“Brathwaite is one of the most talented players in the T20 format of the game and his humble and committed approach to the game can inspire young and upcoming players,” he added.
The two matches will be played at the Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale, in an attempt to popularise the game in North America.
“We are looking forward to a competitive series against India in these matches,” Browne said.
The West Indies are currently playing a four-match Test series against India, with the third Test starting today in St. Lucia. The fourth Test is scheduled for Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago from August 18.
India won the first Test in Antigua and drew the second in Jamaica. (Also read: India aim to seal series against West Indies in third Test)
West Indies T20 squad:
Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine
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