Ravi Rampaul returns for T20 World Cup for West Indies as Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine ruled out

The veteran fast pacer officially is recalled by the West Indies Cricket Board for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Dubai.

On Friday, the International Cricket Council and West Indies Cricketing Board officially announced that fast-paced Ravi Rampaul will now be included in this year’s 15-man team squad for the West Indies after his last performance way back in the year 2015. The selectors have axed Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle from the list whereas Sheldon Cottrel and Jason Holder are kept as reserve players for the tournament. Defending champions West Indies announced their 15 man squad with Kieron Pollard being the captain to lead the side as Nicholas Pooran is considered the vice-captain for the team. The inclusion of Ravi Rampaul has created a buzz and a sense of excitement for the nation.

ICC has confirmed the news that Ravi Rampaul will now be included in the team side. Ravi Rampaul has so far clinched 17 wickets from eight games at an average of 13 in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. He was one of the most outstanding bowlers during the early 2000s as he didn’t perform since 2015 for the West Indies. The team selector Roger Harper on the press conference mentioned “Ravi will boost the team’s wicket-taking options in the power-play and the middle phase and will provide another option for the death overs”

There was also a few surprises with the inclusion of Ruston Chase who has earned his first recall to his team as he looks forward for his debut match this year. He is filled of excitement with his power-hitting shots and strong batting strike rate as well. He is a powerhouse batsman for the Windies as he looks forward to providing explosion throughout the tournament.

West Indies Cricket Board have officially announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup which starts from October 17th in Dubai

 

 

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