Chase to replace injured McCoy in West Indies T20 squad
The West Indies Senior Men’s Selection Panel on Tuesday named Roston Chase as the replacement for Obed McCoy in the 15-member squad for the T20 International Series (T20I) against South Africa starting on March 25.
McCoy was named in the original squad subject to medical clearance, but has been ruled out of the upcoming series due to a knee injury.
Lead Selector The Most Hon. Dr Desmond Haynes said: “Roston gets an opportunity in the upcoming series as we see him being a versatile player who can be called upon at any stage in the game. We want to wish Obed the best with his rehabilitation programme and hope to see him back in West Indies colours soon.”
The three-match T20I Series bowls off on Saturday March 25 at SuperSports Park in Centurion. The second match will be at the same venue the following day, while the third match will be at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Tuesday March 28.
The T20I Series is preceded by a three-match One-Day International (ODI) Series. The first two matches will be at Buffalo Park in East London on March 16 and 18, with the final contest on March 21 at JB Marks Oval Potchefstroom.
T20I SQUAD: Rovman Powell (Captain), Kyle Mayers (Vice-Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith.
West Indies white ball match schedule in South Africa
Thursday, 16 March: 1st ODI at Buffalo Park, East London (day/night)
Saturday, 18 March: 2nd ODI at Buffalo Park, East London (day/night)
Tuesday, 21 March: 3rd ODI at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom
Saturday, 25 March: 1st T20I at SuperSport Park, Centurion
Sunday, 26 March: 2nd T20I at SuperSport Park, Centurion
Tuesday, 28 March: 3rd T20I at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (night)