Jason Holder called into West Indies World Cup squad as replacement for injured Obed McCoy

By Sports Desk October 27, 2021

Former West Indies captain has been included in the West Indies T20 World Cup squad as a replacement for injured left-arm fast bowler Obed McCoy.

McCoy was ruled out of the ICC tournament due to a right shin injury. He played the opening match against England last Saturday but missed the second match against South Africa on Tuesday.

Holder’s inclusion as McCoy’s replacement squad has been approved by the ICC tournament’s technical committee. Holder is already in the UAE as a travelling reserve and is therefore quickly available for selection for the third Super 12 match against Bangladesh at the Sharjah Stadium on Friday.

“Jason Holder has been in the UAE for a while now and will fit quite well into the team unit. He is an experienced and knowledgeable cricketer who we know will be eager and excited to grab the opportunity,” said Chief Selector Roger Harper.

“McCoy did really well in the T20Is earlier this year and adapted well in the opening match against England. He was a key member of the bowling unit and it’s unfortunate he won’t be able to take any further part in the tournament. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the field ready to go again in the near future.”

West Indies third match against Bangladesh starts at 6 am Eastern Caribbean/5 am Jamaica time, 2 pm local UAE time, and will be shown live on ESPN Caribbean.

Holder is the second member of the travelling reserves to be drafted into the West Indies squad. Akeal Hosein joined the 15-member squad as a replacement for Fabian Allen, who was suffering from an ankle injury.

The West Indies have two losses from their first two matches and will have to win their next three to have a chance of advancing to the semi-finals.

 

 

 

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