WINDIES TOUR OF BANGLADESH, 2018
Cricbuzz Staff •
Rovman Powell is set for his captaincy debut during the ODI series against Bangladesh © Getty
With Jason Holder’s shoulder injury keeping him out of the Bangladesh tour, Rovman Powell will lead the Windies for the first time in his career, during the upcoming ODI series.
Powell had an average outing in the ODI series against India, with only 61 runs in five innings. However, he had a productive time during the T10 League, scoring 177 runs at a strike rate of 226.92, including a 25-ball 61 in the final that laid the platform for Northern Warriors’ title victory.
Meanwhile, the Windies will be boosted by the return of Darren Bravo, who is set to play his first ODI in over two years. All-rounder Roston Chase and Carlos Brathwaite, the T20I skipper, are also part of the 15-member squad for the three-match series.
Windies ODI squad: Rovman Powell (c), Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas.
Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors, welcomed the return of Bravo to the ODI squad and said the left-hander will have a key role to play in the series. “In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes the team can still be competitive, especially with the return of Darren Bravo. Darren’s experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for spots in the squad.”
Windies will be keen to bounce back after being whitewashed in the two-match Test series by Bangladesh. The ODI series gets underway from December 9 in Dhaka, which will also host the second game on December 11. The third match will be played in Sylhet on December 14.