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Windies Announce 15-Man squad for ICC CWC 2019

ICC World Cup 2019 Windies Team: Windies squad for World Cup

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.

Before the World Cup, Windies will play a tri-series in Ireland with Bangladesh being the third team. They will begin the World Cup campaign on May 31 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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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