WI vs NZL T20I: Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced the two squads for the proposed tour of New Zealand which will feature three T20 Internationals and two Test matches which will begin from November 27. Details of the tour were ratified by CWI’s Board of Directors during a teleconference on Thursday. The big man from Jamaica Kieron Pollard named West Indies captain for the three-match T20I series against the Kiwis.
The CWI Selection Panel indicated this upcoming series will form part of the overall planning towards defending the ICC World T20 title. The Panel monitors closely the progress of mystery spinner Sunil Narine and all other players in the lead-up to the global event.
Andre Fletcher, the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman has been named in the T20I squad for the first time since 2018. There is a maiden call-up in this format for Kyle Mayers, the all-rounder, who performed well in the last month’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). However, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, and Evin Lewis have been not pick up in the upcoming series against the Black Caps.
In Tests, there is a return for left-handed batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, as well as all-rounder Keemo Paul. Bravo’s highest Test score of 218 came at the University Oval in Dunedin in 2013.
West Indies T20I Squad:
West Indies Test Squad: