The Windies cricket board have left out T20 giants Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard from the national side which will face India in the ODI series.
Cricket news: The ODI series between India and West Indies will commence from October 21
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) have recently released the names of 25 players for whom they are going to arrange an Indian visa. The three players did not feature in the list and hence it is highly unlikely they will play in the ODI series.
The Windies cricket board have not yet revealed the final squad for the upcoming ODI series, but reports suggest they have already sorted out the paperwork and have decided who could be potentially picked for the series.
A report on Newsday read, “Dwayne Bravo despite leading Trinbago Knight Riders to another Caribbean Premier League title recently looks unlikely to be selected for the T20 squad to India as well, after he was not one of the players contacted by CWI (Cricket West Indies) about getting an India visa in the event he was chosen.”
Meanwhile, CWI CEO Johnny Grave said, “Through the cricket operations department, the selectors have gone to 25 players to get visas sorted for India.”
After the two-match Test series gets over, both India and Windies will face for five ODIs and three T20Is, with the first ODI to be scheduled to be played on October 21.
The West Indies’ Super50 (National One Day Meet) is the domestic level cricket played in West Indies which determines the possibility of a player to be selected in the national side.
The tournament have started from October 3 and Pollard and Narine are currently playing the Super50 to mend fences with the board. Hence both the players could not be picked for the series against India.
“The reason the (long list for the) ODI team was picked before Super50 is because players are flying out of the Caribbean on October 10 to be in India by October 12. There will be a camp in Guwahati before the first ODI game in that city is played. The (benefit of the) Super50 now from the selectors’ point of view will be to look at players who aren’t in India and who don’t perform in India to (then) shuffle the pack for (the) Bangladesh(tour),” Grave was quoted as saying by the newspaper.