Star opener returns as West Indies announce T20 World Cup squad

September 15, 2022 at 12:26 AM

West Indies announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, with Evin Lewis making a return to the squad for the first time since the 2021 event in UAE.

Evin Lewis returned as West Indies named their squad of 15 players for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The squad also has two uncapped players in Yannic Cariah and Raymon Reifer.

Star all rounders Andre Russel and Sunil Narine have been not picked for the tournament.

“We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies,” said CWI Lead Selector Desmond Haynes. “In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing CPL and we have been looking at the players who have been playing very well. 

“I said at the beginning of my tenure that I would be interested in giving players the opportunity and I think I have been consistent in doing that. I believe it is a very good team we have selected, and it is a team that will compete, given that we have to qualify from Round 1 into the Super12s.”

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 (ICC)