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West Indies include Kevin Sinclair for New Zealand ODIs; Shimron Hetmyer returns

Following his return to West Indies’ T20I squad final month, Shimron Hetmyer is again of their ODI set-up too. The center-order batter has been named in a 14-man squad for the three-match ODI leg of the continuing residence collection towards New Zealand.
Hetmyer returned to West Indies colors for the primary time since November 2021 – he had been excluded totally on health grounds within the interim – for the T20I collection towards India and New Zealand. He’s now in line to play his first ODI since July 2021.
The squad contains one new face within the Guyanese offspin-bowling allrounder Kevin Sinclair, who has performed six T20Is however is but to make his ODI debut.
“As we said earlier than, we want to broaden the pool of gamers, and now we have determined to provide Sinclair a chance within the CG United ODI Collection towards New Zealand,” lead selector Desmond Haynes stated. “He has been within the system for some time and was additionally within the ‘A Crew’ to play towards Bangladesh ‘A’ within the upcoming collection. We consider together with his calm strategy and abilities he’ll do effectively within the matches towards New Zealand.”
Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, whose participation within the ODI collection towards India final month was reduce quick by a finger harm, has been included within the squad topic to clearing a health take a look at.
Legspinner Hayden Walsh, who changed Motie in the course of the collection towards India, has been neglected. Additionally out of the squad are the hard-hitting middle-order batter Rovman Powell, and the seam-bowling allrounder Romario Shepherd.

Shepherd, who was neglected of the third T20I towards India following costly outings within the first two – and his bowling within the loss of life overs – has been a priority for West Indies of late. Of all bowlers to have despatched down not less than 60 balls within the final ten overs of ODI innings this 12 months, Shepherd has the worst economic system price with 10.28, with New Zealand’s Blair Tickner (9.09) fairly a approach behind in second place.

The primary ODI towards New Zealand takes place on August 17, adopted by matches on August 19 and 21. All three video games shall be performed in Bridgetown.

West Indies squad: Nicholas Pooran (capt), Shai Hope (vice-capt), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie (topic to health), Keemo Paul, Jayden Seales, Kevin Sinclair

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