Windies have recalled Andre Russell in the 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. He had last played an ODI in July 2018. The superlative form in the Indian Premier League has aided his selection. Even though he is struggling with a few niggles, the all-rounder has assured the selectors of being fit by the time the World Cup arrives.
Jason Holder will lead the side that has a good mix of experience and youth. Chris Gayle will play a major role after a successful IPL and the heroics in the last ODI series at home against England. However, the selectors have overlooked Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine. Devendra Bishoo also misses out.
Windies Squad ICC World Cup 2019
Windies selected 6 batsmen, 4 all-rounders and 5 bowlers in their squad. Here is the complete player list:
Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell
|Windies Squad for CWC 2019|
|Name||Role||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Jason Holder||Allrounder||Right-handed bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Carlos Brathwaite||Allrounder||Right-handed bat||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Andre Russell||Bowling Allrounder||Right-handed bat||Right-arm fast|
|Chris Gayle||Batsman||Left-handed bat||Right-arm off break|
|Evin Lewis||Batsman||Left-handed bat||Right-arm medium|
|Ashley Nurse||Bowler||Right-handed bat||Right-arm off break|
|Kemar Roach||Bowler||Right-handed bat||Right-arm fast|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Batsman||Left-handed bat||–|
|Shannon Gabriel||Bowler||Right-handed bat||Right-arm fast|
|Darren Bravo||Batsman||Left-handed bat||Right-arm fast medium|
|Nicholas Pooran||WK-Batsman||Left-handed bat||–|
|Oshane Thomas||Bowler||Left-handed bat||Right-arm fast|
|Sheldon Cottrell||Bowler||Right-handed bat||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Shai Hope||WK-Batsman||Right-handed bat||–|
|Fabian Allen||Batting Allrounder||Right-handed bat||Left-arm orthodox|
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