T20 World Cup: Ravi Rampaul back in West Indies squad; Sunil Narine out

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The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Thursday announced the West Indies squad for the ICC men's T20 World Cup. The 36-year-old pacer Ravi Rampaul is back in the West Indies T20I squad for the first time in six years, having impressed in the ongoing CPL. On the other hand, Sunil Narine and Carlos Brathwaite misses out.
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Defending champions West Indies recalled veteran pacer Ravi Rampaul for the first time since 2015. And left out six-hitting star Carlos Brathwaite in their 15-member squad for the highly-awaited ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The 36-year-old Rampaul is back in a West Indies T20 squad for the first time in six years. Meanwhile, Brathwaite, who made a name for himself by hitting four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes in the final over of the 2016 T20 World Cup to win the game and title for West Indies, has not been picked. T20 specialist Sunil Narine has also not found a spot in the strong Windies setup for the global T20 meet.

Ravi Rampaul last played for West indies in 2015 | SportzPoint.com
Ravi Rampaul last played for West indies in 2015
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Offspin-bowling allrounder Roston Chase also makes his place into the squad. Moreover, Chase is uncapped in T20Is and elbowes his way into the squad after impressing in both CPL 2020 and 2021 for the St Lucia franchise. However, there was no place for Sunil Narine. Although, Jason Holder is only part of the reserves.

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What did the lead Selector said about Ravi Rampaul ?

“Ravi Rampaul is a highly experienced bowler who performed well in the last CG Insurance Super50 Cup and the current Hero CPL to date,”. “He will boost the team’s wicket-taking options in the powerplay and the middle phase and will provide another option for the death overs”.

Lead Selector Roger Harper, said in a media release

“Roston Chase has shown that he is a very capable T20 player. He performed well in the CPL in 2020 and has been outstanding in the 2021 edition so far. Chase has shown the ability to knit the innings together while still scoring at a fast rate with a low dot-ball percentage. He will be an excellent foil for the explosive players in the team,” Roger Harper added.

Cricket West Indies announces their T20 World Cup squad on Thursday

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West Indies are the defending world champions in the shortest format. And only two-time winners of the ICC T20 World Cup, winning in 2012 against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa in Colombo. Then four years later in 2016 against England in Kolkata.

West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (vc & wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher (wk), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Reserves: Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Darren Bravo.

The West Indies now have the opportunity to create a history. Moreover, if they wins this time, they will became the first team to win a hat-trick of ICC T20 World Cup victories.

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