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HEADLINE: West Indies name squad for first two matches of Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series 2020-01-01 16:31:39 

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The selection panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) today named the 14-man squad for the first and second One-Day Internationals of the Colonial Medical Insurance Series against Ireland. The day/night matches will be played at Kensington Oval on Tuesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 9. First ball is 1:30pm (12:30pm Jamaica Time).

There is one change from the squad which played the recent three-match ODI Series against India in December. Jason Holder, number one ranked all-rounder, number four ranked bowler in Test cricket and red ball West Indies captain, who played all three formats in India, has been rested with a view to managing his workload.

Commenting on the squad, Roger Harper, CWI’s Lead Selector said: “The decision was taken to rest Jason due to the heavy workload he has had over the last year. With an important year ahead for West Indies cricket, we saw this as the best opportunity to give him a break to recharge his batteries and refresh his mind so he could be ready to perform at his best as our Test captain throughout 2020,  as the number one ranked all-rounder in Test cricket and an important member of the team in the white ball formats.”

Harper added: “The Afghanistan and Indian series told me that the team is making very positive strides. Winning the ODIs against Afghanistan, our first ODI series win for five years, followed by the very competitive performance in against India is testament to that.  The team demonstrated a determination to compete and gave it every effort. Against India the batting was consistent and while the bowling had its moments, it is clear that we have to improve our ‘death’ bowling. However, the fact that the team played in such an organised and competitive manner consistently augurs well going forward.

“This series against Ireland offers us the opportunity to build on the performances in India, build confidence as a team and for individual players.  Just like the series against Afghanistan, the Ireland series is an important one for us, one we must win.”

The panel also named a 13-man CWI President’s XI squad to face Ireland in a 50 over warm-up match at the Three Ws Oval at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies. This match will be played on Saturday, January 4. First ball is 9am (8am Jamaica Time).


West Indies Squad

Kieron Pollard (Captain)

Sunil Ambris

Roston Chase

Sheldon Cottrell

Shimron Hetmyer

Shai Hope

Alzarri Joseph

Brandon King

Evin Lewis

Keemo Paul

Khary Pierre

Nicholas Pooran

Romario Shepherd

Hayden Walsh jr.


CWI President’s XI Squad

Daren Bravo (Captain)

Sunil Ambris

Sheeno Berridge

Nkrumah Bonner

Dennis Bulli

Joshua DaSilva

Justin Greaves

Akeem Jordan

Brandon King

Yannick Ottley

Kieran Powell

Romario Shepherd

Oshane Thomas

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navindesigns 2020-01-01 16:58:56 

good to see Sheeno Berridge rewarded for some outstanding performances over the past few seasons

dayne 2020-01-01 17:36:23 

Good to see Daren Bravo captaining the President XI side, but since Harding was the top wicket taker in the recent 50 overs tournament I am surprise that he was not included in the squad.

analyst-kid 2020-01-01 18:29:04 

In reply to dayne

Berridge was the top wicket taker....Harding had the best bowling average if u over look Miguel Cummins

Oilah 2020-01-01 19:16:48 

Is that Greaves who some say should hold de bench fuh Bim?

imusic 2020-01-01 19:17:30 

Load management in cricket

Please refer to the West Indies rest captain as Jawhi from now on cool

imusic 2020-01-01 19:18:53 

I now review the post above and see I misspelt test. But rest is appropriate as well cool

imusic 2020-01-01 19:24:37 

In reply to Oilah

Justin Greaves is POTENTIALLY one of the best batsmen in the region right now

Which is interesting because we went through a barren period in the batting to now the likes of:

Shai Hope
Darren Bravo

And potential from Brandon King and Greaves

The immediate to short term future is promising in the batting department

Drapsey 2020-01-01 19:39:54 

In reply to

Fab Allen discarded arredy?

Oilah 2020-01-01 19:46:58 

In reply to imusic

Yes the batting is looking promising and I am hoping that one or two of the young fast bowlers can develop into the real McKoy

imusic 2020-01-01 19:51:31 

In reply to Drapsey

My bad. Fabien Allen was not a member of the ODI squad for the last India series

No need for selector Harper to comment

But Allen was injured for the T20 series

jacksparrow 2020-01-01 19:54:52 

Not much of a change of course but I had hoped they would test some reserves against Ireland.

Drapsey 2020-01-01 19:55:08 

In reply to imusic

Thanks for the reminder (about the injury, that is).

imusic 2020-01-01 20:03:54 

In reply to jacksparrow

If they want to test reserves, test them in Presidents XI and A team matches. That’s apparently what they’ve done.

velo 2020-01-01 20:32:36 

yannick ottley? is that one that bowls or opens the batting?

anthonyp 2020-01-01 20:46:09 

For the President XI instead of Ottley they shoulda pick Rutherford and instead of Akeem Jordan they suppose to pick Harding

jacksparrow 2020-01-01 20:55:52 

In reply to imusic

Ok and those are the most promising? At first looks seems there were a few other names that supposed to be in there- how many from the Champs?

Barry 2020-01-01 21:03:52 

In reply to velo
He bowls and bats

Trinidad and Tobago’s Yannick Ottley was named Super50 Player-of-the-Year, while Rakeem Cornwall took the Championship Player of the Year award

Barry 2020-01-01 21:04:36 

In reply to anthonyp
and ignore the recent statistics? He got 5 wickets when he played the winwards. we don't use stats?

big grin

anthonyp 2020-01-01 21:17:39 

In reply to Barry

Ottley and Jordan not that special.. waste of time

Last 50 overs match Rutherford played for WI A he scored 50+ digging them out of a hole saving the WI A XI from embarrassment

Jordan is a slow medium pacer.. Harding got more potential than him.

Barry 2020-01-01 22:34:28 

In reply to anthonyp

Ottley and Jordan not that special.. waste of time

Last 50 overs match Rutherford played for WI A he scored 50+ digging them out of a hole saving the WI A XI from embarrassment

Jordan is a slow medium pacer.. Harding got more potential than him.

What is Ottley's statistics last season? What is special? What is potential?

Barry 2020-01-01 22:37:41 

In reply to anthonyp
12 wickets at 21.58


BajShotta 2020-01-01 23:20:37 

In reply to

I expected the same squad for the ODI. However the other squad is missing some individuals like Hemraj, Chemar Holder, Harding and Rovman Powell.

DIEHARD 2020-01-01 23:52:44 

In reply to BajShotta

Yeah, would like to see Rovman in the mix, I would expect that if Kieran and Darren get selected on the back of recent List A performances, that Rovman should be selected for either one of, or both squads.

Glad they decided to rest Holder, overdue

analyst-kid 2020-01-02 00:00:00 

Akeem Jordan has two back to back Super 50s performances as your leading pacer.

analyst-kid 2020-01-02 00:03:34 

Akeem Jordan

Super 50 2019
16 wkts @ 21.25
Econ 4.67
1 5 fer

Super 50 2018
16 wkts @ 14.62
Econ 3.93
1 5fer

hubert 2020-01-02 00:18:06 

In reply to

Seems obvious there will be changes for the subsequent matches by the selectees for the President's game.

imusic 2020-01-02 01:56:50 

In reply to jacksparrow

Presidents XI and UWI chancellor teams usually have some players who not on the radar of W.I. selection, UWI more so than Presidents XI....but the vast majority of players selected are definitely on W.I. selectors radars

Ottley is the only one with zero chance IMO. I don’t know what the selectors see in him

openning 2020-01-02 05:15:01 

In reply to imusic

Ottley is the only one with zero chance IMO. I don’t know what the selectors see in him

Bro it is 2020, softness this year is required.

Oilah 2020-01-02 14:56:12 

Glad Holder is getting a rest