Evin Lewis returned to the West Indies side as Cricket West Indies named their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday. Nicholas Pooran will lead the West Indies in his first World Cup as captain, with Rovman Powell as vice-captain.
While the squad is missing notable players Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Fabian Allen and Dwayne Bravo, there are two uncapped players in right-arm leg-spinner allrounder Yannic Cariah and left-arm batting allrounder Raymon Reifer along with the surprise inclusion Johnson Charles.
West Indies squad:
Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
Speaking about the the selections and the exclusions, CWI lead selector Desmond Haynes 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 Caribbean Premier League and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well.
He also added: “There are players who did not make the team and I hope they will continue to work hard and perform to their best in the CPL and the upcoming Super50 Cup;…