West Indies announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia on Wednesday.
The squad will be led by wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell as his deputy. The side also saw the return of veteran fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell.
West Indies chief of selectors Desmond Haynes is confident Sheldon Cottrell Despite a recent period of disappointing performance and injury, can still provide the team lots of good power up front.
The left-arm seamer, who recently recovered from injury, only just returned to action for the St Kitts Patriots and has not made a telling impact so far.
In 8 overs bowled, in the three CPL 2022 matches to date, he has produced figures of 2 for 73 at an average of 36.50.
The economy rate for his 8 overs bowled has also been an unimpressive 9.12.
However, Haynes believes that he will have plenty to contribute to the World cup campaign.
“He does the job for us up front but he is coming back from an ankle injury, so everyone is going to be assessed before we go to Australia,” Haynes said.
“I think that with Cottrell we know that he has been very good for us and that’s the reason we would select him.”
West Indies T20 World Cup squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.