West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced 15-members squad for International Cricket Council world cup next month. Chairman of Selection Panel Clive Lloyd has put faith on the selected Caribbean final squad for world cup 2015 and said that team has potential to win the world cup and make proud to country. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is named in West Indies final players list for CWC15.
Clive Lloyd said, “I believe we have selected a very good team which will do West Indies proud at the World Cup. We have a good mixture of some good seasoned players and some good youngsters who will fly the West Indies flag in Australia and New Zealand.”
The selected West Indies squad comes with senior players like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith and Marlon Samuels. Jason Holder will be leading West Indies in ICC world cup at Australia and New Zealand. Samuels is appointed Vice-Captain of 15-man Caribbean side.
“If they play to their potential I am quite sure we will do very well. I have really high hopes in this team – I believe they can do something special. We have the talent and if we can play to our potential we have a very good chance of lifting that trophy.”
“This is a very prestigious world event, one of the biggest sporting events on the international calendar and it is a huge opportunity to create something historic and memorable for West Indies cricket and the people of the region,” he added.
West Indies didn’t include two big names in world cup squad as Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard will not play 2015 world cup. Dinanath Ramnarine already declared that Bravo and Pollard are not featured in West Indies final team for world cup.
West Indies 15 member squad for ICC world cup 2015
- Jason Holder (Captain)
- Marlon Samuels (Vice-Captain)
- Chris Gayle
- Jerome Taylor
- Johnson Charles
- Andre Russell
- Sheldon Cottrell
- Darren Sammy
- Jonathan Carter
- Denesh Ramdin
- Nikita Miller
- Kemar Roach
- Dwayne Smith
- Sulieman Benn
- Lendl Simmons
West Indies will play first match of world cup against England on 9 February 2015 at Sydney Cricket Ground.