West Indies official team squad for Afghanistan ODI series 2017. Afghanistan Tour of West Indies 2017 ODI team squad officially announced for One-Day International series.
West Indies did a great job under Carlos Brathwaitte to white-wash the visitors in the T20I series. But now the focus is on ODIs and they will be playing with a different side under a different captain. Despite all that, they are still the dominant side and will be expected to come on top yet again.
West Indies will be lead by their regular ODI captain Jason Holder this time around. Holder doesn’t just play well with the bat but also bowls quite a bit and can be a handy campaigner for the Windies. He has lead West Indies in quite a few ODIs now and has all it takes to be a great captain. Let’s see his approach in the ODI series at home against a weaker opponent as the series starts.
Quite surprisingly, West Indies have dropped the most effective batsman from the T20I series, Marlon Samuels. But now they have some other good names to take them through. One great inclusion that is the most anticipated one is Roston Chase. He did a superb job in the Test series against Pakistan lately and served as West Indian wall. His performances in Test side have earned him a well-deserved place in the ODIs now. To talk a bit of a stat, he scored 3 hundreds and 1 fifty in 6 innings against Pakistan. Besides, West Indies will have Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed and Ewin Lewis to count on with the bat.
On the bowling front, West Indies have the pace of Shannon Gabriel and Alizzari Joseph to talk about. Both the bowlers have been in great striking form lately and will be the key for West Indies in the ODI series. Besides, they have Miguel Cummins, Davendra Bishoo and Jonathon Carter to help them get crucial breakthroughs. Chase and Nurse can be handy with the ball as well.