The West Indies have named their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. It was expected that some old names would be back in the fray now that the structure of the board has been revamped. However, not all the expected names are there. So here are the top three things that we learned from the West Indies’ World Cup Squad Announcement:
1) No Narine
Perhaps the biggest shock is the omission of Sunil Narine. The mystery spinner has been one of the best performing bowlers in the world. He has consistently managed to fox the opposition batsmen and this has built his reputation a great deal. However, the selectors have chosen not to select Narine in the World Cup squad.
2) Poor Pollard
Keiron Pollard has missed out on the World Cup squad. Even though the all-rounder has been in good form in recent times, the selectors have decided to leave him out of the squad. Only time will tell whether this was the right decision. It seems as if the team is going to miss his experiences as well as his ability to change a game.
3) Dashing Dre
Everyone was hoping that we get to see Andre Russell in the World Cup. Russell has been lighting up t20 tournaments around the world and has the magical ability to change the game with the bat at any time. His bowling is not too shabby either, and in England he could prove to be a real handful. West Indies fans would be hoping to see the best of him.
To sum up, the West Indies squad seems to be a formidable one. The return of Andre Russell makes them a real force to be reckoned with. This team has the ability to cause a few upsets and possibly reach the semi finals!