Antigua, Aug 24: West Indies have called up four uncapped players for the T20 double-header against England in September. They have also reposed faith in skipper Darren Sammy by retaining him as the captain for the tour.
Major stars like Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron POllard have been kept out of the squad. These three players will be playing in the Champions League T20 tournament to be played from September 19.
Clyde Butts, the Chairman of selectors has said that he was confident the new players in the squad would perform up to their potential. He said, "Bascombe is a Twenty20 player who has shown signs that he can take apart bowling attacks at the top of the order while Charles has been consistent in the past two years and has shown that he is capable of understanding the requirements of batting in the opening position in the shortest format."
And added, "We have identified Bonner as someone who - because he is exciting with the bat, ball and in the field - is a developing player and we are looking to give him some exposure at the highest level."
Speaking about the players, he said, "Nkrumah has also had excellent reports from the Sagicor HPC batting coach Carl Hooper."
And added, "Christian impressed the selectors during the last Caribbean Twenty20 when he batted with a cool head and won games for Guyana. He is a pugnacious batsman who, we believe, can be a match-winner down the order."
Squad: Darren Sammy (c), Christopher Barnwell, Miles Bascombe, Devendra Bishoo, Nkrumah Bonner, Johnson Charles, Derwin Christian, Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith.