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West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard Out of Pakistan Tour Due to Hamstring Injury

Cricket West Indies (CWI) mentioned on Sunday that captain Kieron Pollard is out of the white-ball tour of Pakistan later within the month attributable to not recovering from a hamstring harm which he sustained throughout the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup within the UAE and Oman. It additionally introduced Devon Thomas and Rovman Powell as Pollards replacements within the ODI and T20I squads respectively.

“Pollard will bear rehabilitation work in Trinidad, below the supervision of CWI’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Israel Dowlat, and will likely be reassessed in a number of weeks forward of the upcoming house excursions in opposition to Ireland and England in January 2022,” mentioned an announcement by the CWI.

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In Pollard’s absence, Nicholas Pooran and Shai Hope will likely be captaining the T20I and ODI groups respectively. “With Pollard dominated out, Nicholas Pooran will lead the staff within the T20Is. He was stand-in Captain when West Indies beat Australia 4-1 within the 5 match CG Insurance T20I Series in St. Lucia earlier this 12 months. Shai Hope will Captain the staff within the ODIs for the primary time. Pooran is Vice Captain for the ODIs and Hope the Vice Captain for the T20Is,” additional mentioned the assertion.

West Indies will contact down in Pakistan on December 9 and can function in three T20Is and as many T20Is, all to be performed on the National Stadium in Karachi from December 13 to 22. The three ODIs are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which acts as securing direct qualification spots for the highest seven groups plus hosts India for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

West Indies are at the moment at eighth place out of 13 groups, with 4 wins and 5 losses, whereas Pakistan are solely a ranked above them at seventh place with identical variety of wins and losses.

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West Indies Squads

ODIs: 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 and Hayden Walsh Jr.

T20Is: 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 and Hayden Walsh Jr.

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