Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Pollard ruled out of Pakistan tour with hamstring injury. Pollard sustained the injury during the T20 WC.
Pollard sustained the injury during the T20 WC.
Shai Hope will lead the West Indies ODI side in Pakistan while Nicholas Pooran will captain the T20I team after Kieron Pollard failed to recover in time for the limited-overs series. Pollard is struggling with a hamstring injury, which he picked up during the T20 WC 2021.
Allrounder Rovman Powell will join the T20I side in place of Pollard while Devon Thomas has been named in the ODI side. West Indies will start their tour with a T20I on December 13 and play two more games in the format on December 14 and 16 respectively. All matches will be played in Karachi with the ODIs, which are part of the ICC ODI Super League, scheduled on December 18, 20 and 22.
T20I squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Rovman Powell.
Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer are not part of the tour while the selectors have opted to involve the inexperienced hands of Gudakesh Motie, Odean Smith, Justin Greaves and Shamarh Brooks. This will be the first time Shai Hope will lead West Indies while Pooran is more experienced in that regard. He led the side to a 4-1 home T20I series win over Australia.
ODI squad: Shai Hope (c), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Devon Thomas.