Shane Dowrich: West Indies wicketkeeper returns to squad for ODI series in England

Shane Dowrich has scored 234 runs in five matches for Comb C&C in the 2023-24 Super50 Cup

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich has been named in the West Indies squad for December’s one-day international series against England.

Dowrich, 32, made 35 Test appearances but represented the West Indies only once in white-ball cricket.

After a strong 2023-24 campaign as Comb C&C captain in the Super50 Cup, Dowrich has been rewarded with a call-up.

West Indies host England in three ODI matches between December 3 and 9.

Shai Hope will captain the team with Alzarri Joseph named as the new vice-captain.

Once the ODI series is over, West Indies and England will meet in five T20 encounters from December 12 to 21.

Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder are not part of the 15-man ODI squad as they prioritize the T20 stage.

West Indies failed to qualify for the Cricket World Cup and the selectors refreshed the playing staff with the arrival of uncapped batting all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford and seam bowler Matthew Forde.

Chief selector Desmond Haynes said: “England touring the West Indies is always filled with excitement and expectations.

“We expect this to be a hard-fought series, but we also believe this team will do well in our home conditions. We have a clear vision.

“We are striving to build a strong team. Our main objective is to rebuild for success at the 2027 Cricket World Cup.”

West Indies ODI Team: Shai Hope (captain), Alzarri Joseph (vice-captain), Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Matthew Forde, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Kjorn Ottley, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas.

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