McCoy added to West Indies squad for T20s


Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has called up Obed McCoy for the second and third matches in the Sandals Twenty20 International Series against England.

The left-arm fast bowler will join the squad in St. Kitts where the matches will be played on Friday and Sunday at Warner Park. First ball daily is 16:00h.

McCoy, the 22-year-old left-arm fast bowler, replaces Andre Russell who has been forced to pull out after a recurrence of a long-standing knee problem.

McCoy, blessed with pace, control and one of the best slower balls in the business, has long been seen as one of the most exciting bowling prospects in the Caribbean.

He made his international debut in India in October and, while he has played just three First-Class games, impressed with St. Lucia Stars in the CPL and for West Indies B in the Global T20 Canada.

He played for the University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI in the limited-overs warm-up match in Barbados in February and, having flown into St Kitts on Wednesday, is expected to be available for the final two matches of the T20I series against England.

FULL SQUAD (with jersey numbers)

Jason Holder (Captain) – 8

Fabian Allen 97

Devendra Bishoo – 70

Carlos Brathwaite – 26

Darren Bravo – 46

John Campbell – 32

Sheldon Cottrell – 19

Chris Gayle – 45

Shimron Hetmyer – 2

Shai Hope – 4

Obed McCoy – 61

Ashley Nurse – 5

Nicholas Pooran – 29

Oshane Thomas – 42


1st Sandals T20 International

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Tuesday, March 5

England won by 4 wickets

2nd Sandals T20 International

Warner Park – Friday, March 8

3rd Sandals T20 International

Warner Park – Sunday, March 10


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