CPL stars Hayden Walsh Jr and Brandon King:
Hayden Walsh Jr., the top wicket-taker and Brandon King, the top run-scorer of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 were named in the limited-overs squads of West Indies for their upcoming tour of Afghanistan.
Hayden Walsh Jr. & Brandon King have been named in the squad for West Indies Tour of Afghanistan ODI & T20I Teams #CWIPressConference
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 15, 2019
Brandon King, the leading run-scorer of CPL 19:
Brandon King, the 24-year-old batsman who played for Guyana Amazon Warriors in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) scored 496 runs. King was the highest run-scorer of the entire tournament and led Guyana Amazon Warriors in their 11-match winning streak which ended when they were defeated by Barbados Tridents in the CPL final.
Hayden Walsh Jr., the leading wicket-taker of CPL 19:
Hayden Walsh Jr., who was a key part of the Barbados Tridents – The Champions of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019, earned himself a maiden call-up along with Brandon King. The leg-spinner was also the leading wicket-taker of the CPL 19 where he took 22 wickets in 9 matches throughout the tournament for Barbados Tridents. Hayden Walsh Jr. has also played international cricket for the USA but now he will be playing for West Indies in their upcoming tour of Afghanistan.
Left-arm spinner, Khary Pierre was also included in the limited-overs squad of West Indies. Khary Pierre has played four T20I for West Indies but has yet to make an ODI debut. He was also part of the Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL 19 where he showed outstanding performance with the new ball.
Romario Shepherd, the all-rounder who was part of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL 19 was also included in the West Indies ODI squad. Romario Shepherd has yet to make an international debut.
Lendl Simmons and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin will also be returning to the West Indies T20 Squad to play against Afghanistan in November this year. Kieron Pollard will be leading West Indies in the limited-overs formats, while Jason Holder will be captaining the Test squad.
Kesrick Williams who was part of the St Lucia Zouks in this year’s CPL will also be returning to the T20I squad after playing his last T20I against Bangladesh in August 2018. Sheldon Cottrell is also back in the limited-overs squad, while Alzarri Joseph is part of the West Indies Squad for all three formats of the game.
Those who did not make the cut:
Carlos Braithwaite who was the T20I captain of West Indies in their last international assignment against India in August failed to make the cut for any West Indies Squad. Oshane Thomas is also not included in any squad. Andre Russell is not fully fit to play yet so he is also not part of the West Indies squad.
Rovman Powell is recovering from an abdominal strain which also caused him to miss the second half of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 where he played for Jamaica Tallawahs. Sunil Narine who suffered from a finger injury during the CPL 19, will also not be able to play for West Indies.
Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph.
Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd.
Jason Holder (C), Shai Hope, John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.