Evin Lewis named in West Indies World Series 2022 squad
Evin Lewis returns to the West Indies World T20 squad
West Indies have named Evin Lewis, the left handed opening batsman in their 15 man squad for the forthcoming 2022 Men’s T20 World Series. Two uncapped players, Yannic Cariah (right-arm leg spinner allrounder) and Raymon Reiger (left arm batting all rounder) have also been included in the squad. However seasoned T20 stars Andre Rusell and Sunil Narine have failed to make the cut.
Lewis was a part of the West Indies World T20 Series squad last year but was later replaced due to fitness related reasons.
Cariah, 30, plays for TT and TKR, and made his ODI debut last month. Reifer on the other hand has already played Test and ODIs for the Windies and made his international debut way back in 2017.
Nicolas Pooran will lead the squad while Rovman Powell has been named his deputy.
"We have selected a mixture of youth and experience to represent the West Indies,' said Desmond Haynes, CWI's Lead Selector. "In the selection process, we have been cognizant of the ongoing Caribbean T20 League 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 Super 12s.
"There are players who did not make the team and I hope they will continue to work hard and perform to their best in the CPL and the upcoming CG United Super50 Cup; because you never know what can happen in case of injuries or any other unforeseen situations where we might need to call up players as replacements."
Squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Odean Smith, Johnson Charles, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Raymon Reifer, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Yannic Cariah
West Indies will lock horns with Scotland, Zimbabwe and Ireland in the opening round for a place in the Super 12s.
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