Roach, Bonner, and King have been recalled to the ODI squad ahead of the tour of India
West Indies have recalled Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner, Brandon King for the upcoming ODI series against India from February 6 while West Indies will announce the T20 squad on Friday.
Kemar Roach has represented the West Indies in 92 ODIs and took 124 wickets while he had played his last ODI game in 2019 against India.
While Nkrumah Bonner has played three ODI for West Indies and he featured in the last ODI game for West Indies against Bangladesh in January 2021. In the last year, Bonner has turned out to be one of the standbys of West Indies’ Test batting unit, averaging over 40.
Brandon King hasn’t played any ODI match for West Indies since the series against Ireland in 2019-20. He was good for in the T20 series against Pakistan in 2021-22 and he has also scored a fifty in the ongoing T20 series against England. He has gathered 743 runs in the list A career.
“Kemar Roach is one of our leading fast bowlers and we believe we need bowlers upfront to get an early wicket, and Kemar, with an economy rate of five, is certainly good enough to play. Over the last few years, Nkrumah Bonner’s cricket has come on leaps and bounds and we believe he should be allowed to play in the 50-over format,”Lead Selector, Desmond Haynes, said.
“We want to have competition for places. We want to reach a stage where we have a lot of players fighting for positions. We want to broaden the pool of players we have to choose from. The team we have selected is a very good side and we are looking at this tour as part of the preparations for the World Cup in India in 2023,”he added.
The ODI series is scheduled to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 6, 9, and 11 followed by the three T20Is at Eden Gardens.
FULL SQUAD: Kieron Pollard (C), Fabian Allen, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren, Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.