West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard out of Pakistan tour with hamstring injury

The West Indies captain, Kieron Pollard, has been left out of the squad to tour Pakistan after recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained during the recent T20 World Cup.

The Cricket West Indies said on Sunday that Nicholas Pooran will lead the T20I team, with all-rounder Rovman Powell replacing Pollard as a player.

Pooran was the captain of the Windies during their 4-1 win over Australia in St. Louis. Lucia earlier this year.

Shai Hope has been named captain of the one-day national team for the first time, while the experienced Devon Thomas joins the squad.

Pollard on recovery

According to the Cricket West Indies, Pollard will undergo rehabilitation work in Trinidad under the supervision of CWI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Israel Dowlat and will be re-evaluated in a few weeks ahead of the in-depth tours against Ireland and England in January 2022.

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The West Indies will play three T20Is and three ODIs against Pakistan at Karachi National Stadium from 13-22. December.

The ODI series will be the West Indies’ fourth of 12 in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, where the top seven teams can secure automatic qualification for the 2023 showpiece in India.

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The West Indies are currently in eighth place out of 13 teams and have the opportunity to move over Pakistan to a seventh position.

West Indies ODI Team

Shai Hope (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

West Indian T20 teams

Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr

Caribbean trip to Pakistan – schedule

All matches are played at the National Stadium in Karachi.

December 13: 1. T20I

December 14: 2. T20I

December 16: 3. T20I

December 18: 1. ODI

December 20: 2. ODI

December 22: 3. ODI

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