Skipper Pollard ruled out of Pakistan tour due to hamstring injury

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of upcoming Pakistan tour due to hamstring injury. Nicholas Pooran is named as T20I and Shai Hope as ODI captain for the all white ball tour.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has been sidelined from their upcoming tour to Pakistan due to hamstring injury which he sustained during the ICC WORLD T20 in UAE.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel on Sunday confirmed the unavailability of 34-year old all-rounder who was leading the maroon side in their campaign at World Cup.

Nicholas Pooran who lead the side to a 4-1 home T20I series victory over Australia is named as the skipper for T20Is and Shai Hope will be the captain of the ODI side for the first time in his entire career. All-rounder Rovman Powell and Devon Thomas are the new replacements for the regular captain Keiran Pollard for the T20I and ODI respectively.

Kieron Pollard earlier featured in both the squads as captain as he was expected to recover on time but didn’t managed to do so, hence will have to undergo rehabilitation work in Trinidad and will get noticed in coming weeks ahead of upcoming home tours against Ireland and England.

West Indies have shown faith in fresh talent of Gudakesh Motie, Odean Smith and Shamarh Brooks as experienced players like Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer are not the part of squads.

West Indies will tour Pakistan for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs, all to be played in Karachi between December 13 to 22. The all 3 ODIs of the series are part of the ICC ODI Super League which is the medium to secure automatic qualification for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.

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