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West Indies Squad for 2019 cricket world cup named

West Indies cricket board has declared preliminary squad for International Cricket Council World Cup 2019 to be held in England & Wales from May 30. In-form all-rounder Andre Russell has been included in the Caribbean side for cwc19 as he’s returning to the national ODI team after July 2018. Fast bowler Jason Holder to lead West Indies roster at world cup.

West Indies cricket team at ICC world cup 2019
West Indies cricket team at ICC world cup 2019

“Looking at the condition of pitches in ODIs over the last few years in England and Wales, it appears that big totals will be the order of the day, so we believe we have a line-up that can put big totals on the board or chase them. We believe we have good depth to our batting which will allow us to play the brand of cricket that will give us the best of chance of winning the World Cup,” Interim selection panel member Robert Haynes said.

West Indies selectors focused on having strong and in-depth batting lineup for 12th edition of ICC world cup. The Caribbean team won two world cup trophies in 1975 and 1979, and since then team has been waiting to become champions of cricket world championship.

Chris Gayle, Hetmyer, Hope, Braithwaite, Lewis and Russell are set to be key batsmen in the West Indies team and these will be front choices for skipper Holder when selecting playing XI.

West Indies Squad for CWC 2019

  1. Jason Holder (c)
  2. Chris Gayle
  3. Sheldon Cottrell
  4. Kemar Roach
  5. Fabian Allen
  6. Darren Bravo
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Shimron Hetmyer
  9. Carlos Brathwaite
  10. Nicholas Pooran
  11. Shai Hope
  12. Oshane Thomas
  13. Shannon Gabriel
  14. Evin Lewis
  15. Ashley Nurse

What are your thoughts on West Indies’ team for 2019 world cup? Can Windies become world cricket champions after 40 years long run?

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