Bishoo, Martin, Carter in WI 30 for CWC

St John’s Antigua– Leg spinning duo Devendra Bishoo and Anthony Martin along with the Barbadian pair of young fast bowler Jason Holder and feisty batsman Jonathan Carter have been named in the West Indies preliminary 30 man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup.

The squad also includes Guyanese batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan and Trinidadian wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin who missed out on selection to the West Indies recently abandoned tour to Sri Lanka. Seasoned pace duo Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor, who have just begun their comeback from prolonged injuries have not been included.

Jamaican batsman Brenadan Nash is the only player on WICB Central Retainer Contract who has not been included in the preliminary 30 man squad.

Three of the eight players on WICB Developmental Contracts are a part of the squad. They are Kirk Edwards, Gavin Tonge and Bishoo.

Kieran Powell is one of three players from the Sagicor High Performance Center who is in the squad with the other two being Antiguan wicketkeeper/batsman Devon Thomas and Holder.

Veteran Barbadian pair of all rounder Ryan Hinds and pacer Tino Best are also in the mix. Both have been performing consistently well for Barbados at the regional level after being let go by the Windies selectors.

The 30 man squad will be trimmed by half for the tournament which starts on February 19th and will be played in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India.

West Indies 30 Man Squad

  1. Lionel Baker
  2. Adrian Barath
  3. Carlton Baugh Jr
  4. Sulieman Benn
  5. Dave Bernard Jr
  6. Tino Best
  7. Devendra Bishoo
  8. Darren Bravo
  9. Dwayne Bravo
  10. Jonathan Carter
  11. Shiv Chanderpaul
  12. Kirk Edwards
  13. Chris Gayle
  14. Ryan Hinds
  15. Jason Holder
  16. Anthony Martin
  17. Nikita Miller
  18. Nelon Pascal
  19. Kieron Pollard
  20. Kieran Powell
  21. Denesh Ramdin
  22. Ravi Rampaul
  23. Kemar Roach
  24. Andre Russell
  25. Darren Sammy
  26. Ramnaresh Sarwan
  27. Shane Shillingford
  28. Devon Smith
  29. Gavin Tonge
  30. Devon Thomas

West Indies World Cup Schedule

February 24 – West Indies v South Africa – New Delhi

February 28 – West Indies v Netherlands – New Delhi

March 4 – West Indies v Bangladesh – Dhaka

March 11 – West Indies v Ireland – Mohali

March 17 – West Indies v England – Chennai

March 20 – West Indies v India – Chennai 

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