PRESS RELEASE: Windies Squad for Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup | third, fourth and fifth ODIs Windies v India

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PRESS RELEASE: Windies Squad for Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup | third, fourth and fifth ODIs Windies v India
Kyle Hope (left) and Sunil Humbris.
Kyle Hope (left) and Sunil Humbris.
Kyle Hope (left) and Sunil Ambris.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has named the Windies 13-man squad for third, fourth and fifth matches of the ODI Series against India.

The selection panel named two newcomers. They are Kyle Hope, a 28–year-old top-order batsman and brother of Shai Hope; and Sunil Ambris, a 24-year-old wicket-keeper/batsman.

The third and fourth matches will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday, June 30 and Sunday, June 2. First ball is 9 am (8 am Jamaica Time).

The fifth match will be played at Sabina Park on Thursday, July 6. First ball is 9am (10am Eastern Caribbean Time).

FULL SQUAD (with shirt numbers)
98. Jason Holder (captain)
99. Sunil Ambris
70. Devendra Bishoo
10. Roston Chase
41. Miguel Cummins
1. Kyle Hope
4. Shai Hope
18. Alzarri Joseph
17. Evin Lewis
93. Jason Mohammed
5. Ashley Nurse
23. Kieran Powell
52. Rovman Powell

Quotes from Courtney Browne, CWI Chairman Of Selectors, on the two new players: Sunil Ambris and Kyle Hope are two very promising young batsmen who have been selected on the basis of strong performances in our competitions.

Kyle opened on our last “A” Team One-Day tour to Sri Lanka and had some very good performances. In addition, he also had a good showing opening the batting for the Trinidad & Tobago Red Force franchise in this year’s PCL competition.

Sunil did well in our Regional Super50 One-Day tournament and also had a good showing in this year’s PCL first-class tournament for Windward Islands Volcanoes and therefore will fit within our middle order. They will be up against a good Indian team and they have an opportunity to show their skills and contribute to a stronger team performance.

MATCH SCHEDULE
Friday, June 23: 1st ODI of Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup 2017 – No result at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Sunday, June 25: 2nd ODI of Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup 2017 – India won by 103 runs at Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, June 30: 3rd ODI of Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup 2017 – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Sunday, July 2: 4th ODI of Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup 2017 – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Thursday, July 6: 5th ODI of Seagrams Royal Stag Mega Cricket Cup 2017 – Sabina Park, Jamaica

ONLINE COVERAGE
Match reports and other series details will be available: www.cricketwestindies.org
Selected images from matches will be available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/windiescricket/
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