Johnathan Carter, Shannon Gabriel recalled for Ireland tri-series

By April 12, 2019

The new panel of Windies selectors has recalled Shannon Gabriel and Johnathan Carter for a squad selected for a Tri-nation series against Ireland and Bangladesh starting next month.

Windies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich also makes his Windies ODI debut for the series in Dublin from May 5-17 as the two-time world champions prepare for the upcoming ICC World Cup in England from May 30-July 14.

 Gabriel returns to the squad having last played in the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in 2018. The squad also sees the return of Carter after a two-year absence, having last played in the home series against India in 2017.

“The selection panel consisted of interim Head Coach Floyd Reifer, Captain Jason Holder and interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes,” said Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams.

“They have selected a squad to Ireland that allows a slightly wider pool of players to get 50-over experience in UK conditions which I think is very important. This is not the World Cup squad, as a number of players are not available for this series as they are still participating in the IPL.”

Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes said new methodology was behind the squad selection.

“We are immediately implementing the new policy of having the best West Indies team selected based on availability, form and fitness,” Haynes said.

“The pace attack of Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder, will only serve to enhance the performances we expect from the team. We felt that the composition of the team brought together a harmony of experienced international players and players who have been on the periphery of international cricket.”

The full squad includes Jason Holder (Captain), John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Raymond Reifer, Fabian Allen, Ashely Nurse, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich and Jonathan Carter.

 

 

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