King, Walsh set for Windies debut; Brathwaite missing

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Both Brandon King and Hayden Walsh Jr are poised to make their international debuts for West Indies after being named in the One-Day International and Twenty20 squads to face Afghanistan next month.

King, 24, shot to prominence in the recent Caribbean Premier League where he emerged as the leading scorer for losing finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors with 496 runs at an average of 55.

The Jamaican also averages 35 in first class cricket and also topped the aggregates for his native Scorpions in the last four-day season with 630 runs at an average of 48.

Walsh, meanwhile, who has already played an ODI and eight T20 Internationals for the United States, also made his mark in the recent CPL with 22 wickets to be adjudged Man-of-the-Series for eventual champions Barbados Tridents.

There are also notable omissions with former T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite dropped from both white ball squads, and left-hander Darren Bravo and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel missing from the Test squad.

West Indies are scheduled to face Afghanistan in a one-off Test, three ODIs and three T20Is from November 5 to December 1 in India.

SQUADS:

TEST – Jason Holder (captain), Shai Hope, John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.

ODI – Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph.

T20I – Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph.


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