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COVID-19 affects Windies squads for upcoming series

January 1st, 2022

COVID-19 has affected the selection of the West Indies teams for the upcoming home series against Ireland and England.

Opening batsman Evin Lewis and fast bowler Anderson Phillip are both unavailable due to recent positive COVID-19 tests.

Additionally, Fabian Allen has recovered from an ankle injury but is unavailable for the Ireland leg due to a COVID-19 positive test.

Meanwhile, Obed McCoy is unavailable due to rehab on a shin injury.

Kieron Pollard is fit again to lead West Indies in both series.

Pollard had been ruled out of West Indies’ tour of Pakistan in December because of a hamstring injury.

Former Captain Jason Holder is also back in both squads.

However there was no room for Andre Russell or Chris Gayle.

The West Indies ODI squad reads: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, and Devon Thomas.

The T20I squad includes: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, and Hayden Walsh Jr.

Both Allen and Bravo are only available for the England leg.

West Indies will play Ireland in three ODIs in Jamaica, starting on January 8th, followed by a one-off T20I.

They will then host England in Barbados for a five-match T20 series.

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