Jason Holder has been rested for the first two ODIs against Ireland:
West Indies bowling all-rounder, Jason Holder has been rested for the first 2 ODIs of the 3-match ODI series against Ireland. The first 2 ODIs will be played in Barbados on January 7 and 9, while the 3rd ODI will be played in Grenada on January 12.
West Indies recently concluded a tour of India last month where they defeated in both limited-overs series by 2-1, although, they did manage to give a tough time to the hosts. They also played against Afghanistan in India, defeating them 3-0 in the ODI series as well as the in the only Test, but Afghanistan defeated West Indies by 2-1 in the T20I series.
West Indies chief selector about resting Jason Holder:
West Indies chief selector Roger Harper said: “The decision was taken to rest Jason due to the heavy workload he has had over the last year. With an important year ahead for West Indies cricket, we saw this as the best opportunity to give him a break to recharge his batteries and refresh his mind so he could be ready to perform at his best as our Test captain throughout 2020, as the number one ranked all-rounder in Test cricket and an important member of the team in the white-ball formats.”
“This series against Ireland offers us the opportunity to build on the performances in India, build confidence as a team and for individual players. Just like the series against Afghanistan, the Ireland series is an important one for us, one we must win,” added Roger Harper.
West Indies ODI squad:
Kieron Pollard (C), Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr.