West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard out of Pakistan tour with hamstring injury

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West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has been left out of the squad to tour Pakistan after failing to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained during the recent T20 World Cup.

Cricket West Indies said on Sunday that Nicholas Pooran will lead the T20I side, with all-rounder Rovman Powell replacing Pollard as a player.

Pooran captained the Windies during their 4-1 win over Australia in St. Lucia earlier this year.

Shai Hope has been named as captain of the one-day international team for the first time while the experienced Devon Thomas comes into the squad.

Pollard on the mend

According to Cricket West Indies, Pollard will undergo rehabilitation work in Trinidad under the supervision of CWI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Israel Dowlat and will be reassessed in a few weeks ahead of the inbound tours against Ireland and England in January 2022.

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The West Indies will play three T20Is and three ODIs against Pakistan at the Karachi National Stadium from 13-22 December.

The ODI series will be West Indies’ fourth of 12 in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League in which the top seven teams can secure automatic qualification for the 2023 showpiece in India.

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West Indies currently lie in eighth position out of 13 teams and have the opportunity to move above Pakistan into seventh position.

West Indies ODI squad

Shai Hope (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

West Indies T20 squad

Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr

West Indies tour to Pakistan – Schedule

All matches to be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.

13 December: 1st T20I

14 December: 2nd T20I

16 December: 3rd T20I

18 December: 1st ODI

20 December: 2nd ODI

22 December: 3rd ODI

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