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HEADLINE: West Indies name squad for ICC Menís T20 World Cup

 
CaribbeanCricket.com 2022-09-14 15:57:01 

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Selection Panel today announced the West Indies squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup. The panel confirmed the fifteen (15) players who represent the West Indies for the eighth ICC T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia from October 16 to November 13. 

The West Indies are the only team to have won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup twice, in Sri Lanka in 2012 and in India in 2016. The West Indies campaign to win an unprecedented third ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title starts on October 17, when they take on Scotland in first of three Group B fixtures played at the Bellerive Oval, in Hobart, Tasmania to qualify for the Super 12 phase of the tournament. Nicholas Pooran leads the West Indies in his first World Cup as captain, with Rovman Powell as vice-captain. 

Left-hand opening batter Evin Lewis has been recalled for the first time since the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Two uncapped players have been selected; right-arm leg-spinner allrounder Yannic Cariah and left-arm batting allrounder Raymon Reifer.

The Most Honourable Dr. Desmond Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector said: “We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies. In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing CPL and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well. I said at the beginning of my tenure that I would be interested in giving players the opportunity and I think I have been consistent in doing that. I believe it is a very good team we have selected, and it is a team that will compete, given that we have to qualify from Round 1 into the Super12s.”


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Narper 2022-09-14 15:59:01 

WEST INDIES ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2022

FULL SQUAD

1. NICHOLAS POORAN - Captain
2. ROVMAN POWELL – Vice captain
3. YANNIC CARIAH
4. JOHNSON CHARLES
5. SHELDON COTTRELL
6. SHIMRON HETMYER
7. JASON HOLDER
8. AKEAL HOSEIN
9. ALZARRI JOSEPH
10. BRANDON KING
11. EVIN LEWIS
12. KYLE MAYERS
13. OBED McCOY
14. RAYMON REIFER
15. ODEAN SMITH

 
Dukes 2022-09-14 16:03:44 

In reply to Narper

I would like the Sargent to tell us why Narine was not selected in view of what Dessie had to say.

 
anthonyp 2022-09-14 16:04:37 

Wtf.. Cariah and Cottrell?

Got no issue with the other picks.. Reifer earned his spot.

 
StumpCam 2022-09-14 16:05:16 

In reply to Narper

Think I would have preferred Fletcher over Charles but I can live with that.
Surprised with Cotterell selection.

 
Narper 2022-09-14 16:06:51 

In reply to Dukes

Philip knows who has been buttering his bread.

Btw dem still talking BEHIND the sceneswink

Philip smart no rass

 
Narper 2022-09-14 16:09:53 

In reply to StumpCam

Think I would have preferred Fletcher over Charles but I can live with that

Fletcher can get bogged down too easily.

So Charles is fine for me

 
Avatar 2022-09-14 16:12:41 

The pick from left field for me was Cotterell
Notable omissions: Narine, Russell, Allen,
I would have included one of the three in place of Cotterell

 
StumpCam 2022-09-14 16:14:37 

In reply to Avatar

Cotterell is probably a direct replacement for Shepherd.

 
90mph 2022-09-14 16:14:54 

How could there be justification for Evin Lewis who has not been playing cricket for some time versus Andre Russel who has been active in tournaments thru the year and not picked?

Also, Mr. Haynes since when Fabian Allen selection is only predicated on him being a left arm spinner? What about his batting and fielding?

Otherwise i wish them well.
Cariah is a gamble but I understand

 
90mph 2022-09-14 16:14:56 

 
natty_forever 2022-09-14 16:17:14 

In reply to Avatar

Russell?

 
natty_forever 2022-09-14 16:18:05 

In reply to 90mph

Russell's being active is what kill him.

 
Avatar 2022-09-14 16:18:09 

In reply to 90mph

I dont have a problem with the Cariah pick...it is just that we will lose the electric fielding of Walsh Jr

 
Raggs 2022-09-14 16:28:44 

Narine n Russell out good ! May that be a lesson to many. Declaring their love for West Indies cricket on the eve of a major tournament, once again.

 
powen001 2022-09-14 16:30:32 

In reply to 90mph

Think you answered your own question.

Cotty is lucky... he has become predictable and uninventive ...if the CPL is the latest version of him.

 
JamMack 2022-09-14 16:39:13 

Is long time I don’t see a salute. What does that tell you?

 
granite 2022-09-14 16:43:11 

But wait,check dis fuh me,YANNIC CARIAH,ah him de same fellow from Titty.Trini Obeah mussy wukking pon dem selectaz. surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised surprised.
It is plain to see that I am slightly surprised. lol lol lol

 
Windiesfan78 2022-09-14 16:44:08 

I am really happy to see Charles being selected. He more than deserves to be in the squad. I am surprised that Allen wasn't included but I am quite fine with Narine and Russell being left out. To walk back into the team just because it is World Cup time ain't cutting it for me. Thank you for the memories, it is time to move forward. Hopefully, Lewis can return to the form he was in prior to not representing the W.I. I believe in second chances and maybe he can settle into the team again. I am ok with Soldier Boy being in the squad. He is a wicket taker and is an asset to the team.

 
VoopsandOut 2022-09-14 16:46:11 

A little surprised at both Cotterell and Lewis, both in on reputation mainly and not recent performance. A little concerned that we do not have a back up keeper but I believe that Charles can take that role if needed. Pooran should prob try to keep for the rest of the CPL. Glad that they did not even consider Russell who is like Pollard and many full time professionals is definitely past it. All in all, the only change I would have made would be Motie or Allen for Cotterell as we have other seamers that are in better form to give us the extra spin option. I feel that there will be very little controversy about this squad

 
doosra 2022-09-14 16:55:15 

Picking Charles and Lewis over Brandon King?

Charles was picked on form and Lewis on past experience because clearly he not in any form?

 
StumpCam 2022-09-14 17:04:42 

In reply to doosra

I did not notice King was not in! Should have been there ahead of Lewis too! lol lol

 
powen001 2022-09-14 17:04:50 

In reply to doosra

Brandon in the Squad tho, Doosie

 
powen001 2022-09-14 17:05:21 

In reply to StumpCam

bump

 
doosra 2022-09-14 17:06:17 

In reply to powen001

correct, my eyes


the batting is as good as it could be except for an out of form Lewis

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:08:46 

In reply to Narper

R.Reifer based on what exactly?

 
Narper 2022-09-14 17:09:50 

In reply to Madmax

Performing in this CPL...and before

 
doosra 2022-09-14 17:10:08 

In reply to Madmax

at least he is performing at the moment

that is not true for several ppl in the squad

 
StumpCam 2022-09-14 17:11:24 

In reply to powen001

lol lol lol

 
Narper 2022-09-14 17:12:12 

In reply to Windiesfan78

I am ok with Soldier Boy being in the squad. He is a wicket taker and is an asset to the team.


Yes that is true when he is fit

But he has not been fully fit for sometime now.

Why didnt he play in today's CPL game Patriots vs Tallawahs?
Dwayne Bravo:
We are going to bowl. Try to take advantage of the new ball. Good enough to play, happy about it. The physio did a great job. Cottrell's out and I come in his place.

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:12:49 

In reply to doosra

Will check his stats in a bit, if I had a vote, I was taking Allen ahead of Reifer

 
doosra 2022-09-14 17:16:04 

In reply to Madmax

Allen was out of cricket and his form has been average since coming back. In fact he is not even bowling

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:22:24 

In reply to doosra

He has played 3 matches thus far, avg 43 with that bat at a SR of 140, not bad returns. Career wise it’s 19 with the bat at a SR of 107. Didn’t look at his bowling stats. I know they are two different types of players but to me Allen adds that presence in the field plus his lower order hitting might be more valuable than Reifer who isn’t known as a power hitter. If Hosein gets injured we are extremely light in the spin department as well

 
doosra 2022-09-14 17:23:14 

In reply to Madmax

As a spinner Motie is ahead of him so I am not even sure about that

he needs to get his game fully back

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:29:36 

In reply to doosra

Where is Cottrel’s form and where was he playing the last few months?

 
natty_forever 2022-09-14 17:30:32 

In reply to StumpCam

Lewis coming back to form as I type big grin

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:31:06 

In reply to Madmax

I agree Motie ahead of Allen in ODI as a bowler, not so sure about T20

 
Kay 2022-09-14 17:32:14 

I only have one question. Was a fitness test done prior to selecting this squad?

Otherwise i really don't care too much as they are probably the best of the sorry lot.....

 
Madmax 2022-09-14 17:39:15 

In reply to Kay

Provisional squad, they have until October 8th to make changes to the squad. That may give the slackers time to get fit enough big grin

 
Raskil 2022-09-14 17:39:30 

They got it more right than wrong

Not bad at all

 
natty_forever 2022-09-14 18:00:10 

In reply to Raskil

As they have been doing for most of the squads selected. Pity they caan play for them picked.

 
imusic 2022-09-14 18:00:33 

In reply to Windiesfan78

I am surprised that Allen wasn't included



but I am quite fine with Narine and Russell being left out. To walk back into the team just because it is World Cup time ain't cutting it for me. Thank you for the memories, it is time to move forward.


Hopefully, Lewis can return to the form he was in prior to not representing the W.I. I believe in second chances and maybe he can settle into the team again.


How do you reconcile those 3 statements?

 
natty_forever 2022-09-14 18:07:12 

See Bravo showing why Allen ain't going.

 
imusic 2022-09-14 18:08:02 

In reply to Madmax

R.Reifer based on what exactly?

Reifer and brooks have the same powerful, influential friends.

ATLEAST one, if not both, MUST be in every WI squad regardless of format.

 
Raskil 2022-09-14 18:11:59 

In reply to natty_forever

I disagree WRT past squads

I strongly believe past captains had more say and you know how that frenship business works.

Pooran probably removed himself from having much say.

Smart and fair move.

 
StumpCam 2022-09-14 18:24:42 

In reply to imusic

Have you actually seen Reifer in 6ixty and CPL???
Very matured batting! Deserve his place without a doubt!

 
imusic 2022-09-14 18:25:17 

In reply to StumpCam

Yes. I disagree

 
Castled 2022-09-14 19:32:51 

In reply to imusic

Man quit the BS.

Reifer thoroughly deserved a pick based on performance and commitment

 
Sylobaby 2022-09-14 19:43:54 

Let me start by praying that we get qualified first. It’s the worse World Cup squad ever picked by the West Indies and should we fail to qualify or don’t get to the quarterfinals Sir Desmond Haynes should not even wait for us to call for his resignation. Russia would no doubt be on any of the top teams in the world though he hasn’t been in the best of form. Yet he is not on one of the worse teams that’s yet to qualify? Meanwhile, Raymond Reifer is on the team? We just played a series of T20 games against Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and South Africa and Reifer was not good enough to be on the team but because he had a decent CPL you picking him ahead of a proven veteran like Russet? Russ can score against any bowler and can still bowl in his 90’s man

 
Castled 2022-09-14 19:49:24 

In reply to Sylobaby

Russ can score against any bowler

Not last night.

Holder sold him a dummy.

It was not a good look

 
Sylobaby 2022-09-14 19:53:20 

Russet for Reifer, Allen for Cariah, Rutherford for Charles since Pooran and King are wicketkeepers and Shepherd instead of Cottrell would definitely give us a better chance of going all the way! Did our selectors forget the World Cup will be on the fast and bouncy wickets of Australia and not on the dead pitches of the Caribbean? Oh boy Desmond Haynes is getting from bad to worse with his performance ahead of skill policy

 
Sylobaby 2022-09-14 19:53:48 

Let me start by praying that we get qualified first. It’s the worse World Cup squad ever picked by the West Indies and should we fail to qualify or don’t get to the quarterfinals Sir Desmond Haynes should not even wait for us to call for his resignation. Russia would no doubt be on any of the top teams in the world though he hasn’t been in the best of form. Yet he is not on one of the worse teams that’s yet to qualify? Meanwhile, Raymond Reifer is on the team? We just played a series of T20 games against Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and South Africa and Reifer was not good enough to be on the team but because he had a decent CPL you picking him ahead of a proven veteran like Russet? Russ can score against any bowler and can still bowl in his 90’s man

 
Brerzerk 2022-09-14 20:14:22 

The batting is very suspect, Dessie n Fill are doing too much, chopping, changing and trying out for what
is supposed to be a World Championship Tournament Squad

 
VIX 2022-09-14 20:38:43 

So Pooran is the 2nd specialist spinner? lol

 
doosra 2022-09-14 20:52:03 

In reply to VIX

Cariah is
big grin big grin

he not even in your best format club team

 
mkcharles 2022-09-14 21:54:28 

So basically,

REifer = Russell
Cariah = Narine
Cottrell = Shepherd
Charles = Fletcher

That being the case, then no problem and i wish them all the best.

- Cottrell perhaps fortunate, but none of the other seam bowlers we have tried can perform that primary role;
- Walsh will pull up no trees so Cariah is a non issue and is a more talented cricketer every day;
- no issues with Charles as what you see is what you get;
- Reifer is no prime DreRuss but really replaces Allen which again is neither here or there.

 
doosra 2022-09-14 21:57:11 

In reply to mkcharles

Cotterel got pace and in Australia maybe that was the consideration but like the others he can travel on a bad day

 
mkcharles 2022-09-14 22:14:01 

In reply to doosra

No quarrels from me… I get it

 
Castled 2022-09-14 23:00:29 

In reply to imusic

Reifer and brooks have the same powerful, influential friends. ATLEAST one, if not both, MUST be in every WI squad


Call names or be condemned as a shite stirrer

 
DIEHARD 2022-09-14 23:37:07 

I had Motie Shep and Allen instead of Cariah Riefer and Charles.

I can live with Charles and Reifer over Shep and Motie...but Cariah > Allen??

 
shivnotout 2022-09-19 02:12:52 

In reply to doosra


The Most Honourable Dr. Desmond Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector said: “We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies. In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing CPL and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well.


D captain Pooran and Hety? doing well lol lol

 
Slipfeeler 2022-09-19 14:30:02 

Not sure why no Allen, this must be a mistake by the selectors, especially if you are omitting Russell.