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newscricket3 months ago

West Indies pick uncapped Jeremy Solozano for Sri Lanka Tests, Shannon Gabriel recalled

Uncapped opener Jeremy Solozano has been named in West Indies’ 15-member squad for the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, beginning November 21. Right-arm quick Shannon Gabriel made a return from hamstring injury, while opener Kieran Powell and pacemen Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder missed out.
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newscricket8 months ago

WI vs SA | Kieran Powell replaces ‘concussed’ Nkrumah Bonner after blow to helmet

While Nkrumah Bonner continued to bat 32 deliveries after being hit on the helmet, the No.3 batsman had to walk off the field during the South African innings due to a concussion. Under the concussion substitute rule from ICC, West Indies will field Kieran Powell for the remainder of the first Test.
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featurecricket8 months ago

Questions aplenty and spots up for grabs as Kraigg Brathwaite era starts to take shape

On the back of a disappointing 0-0 series draw versus Sri Lanka, the Kraigg Brathwaite-led Windies would be hoping to send a message by dismantling a disjoint South African unit. But despite the odds being stacked in their favour, the hosts have their own share of concerns heading into the series.
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newscricket8 months ago

WI vs SA | Shai Hope and Kieran Powell return to Test squad; Gabriel out with injury

Ahead of the first Test, West Indies have confirmed that Shai Hope has made a comeback to the setup alongside Kieran Powell while Darren Bravo and Shannon Gabriel have missed out. On the other hand, the selectors handed Jayden Seales a place in the squad, after his performance in the practice game.
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newscricket8 months ago

WI vs SA | Shai Hope makes Test comeback after one-year hiatus; John Campbell dropped

Shai Hope, who last represented the Windies in the longest format in July 2020, has been named in the side’s 17-man squad for the two match Test series against South Africa that will commence on June 10. Meanwhile, John Campbell has been axed to accommodate Kieron Powell, who also makes a comeback.
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newscricket3 years ago

VIDEO | Virat Kohli’s stunning under-arm flick from awkward angle sends Powell packing

After a rare failure with the bat, Virat Kohli decided to show his quality on the field and was in no mood to let a single opportunity go begging. When he found a ball at short extra cover, it was the time for him to grab the opportunity as he managed to hit the stumps with a reverse underarm throw.
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newscricket3 years ago

Windies coach handed two match ban after breaching ICC code of conduct

Windies coach Stuart Law will miss the first two ODIs of Windies as he has been handed a two-match suspension following a breach of ICC code of conduct rules. The said incident, which led to his suspension, had occured during the second India-Windies Test which was held at Hyderabad.
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newscricket5 years ago

Back to cricket after a baseball stint, Kieran Powell hoping to make the most of his return

Kieran Powell has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the ODI series against England starting on March 3 after a three-year gap, and the opener is hoping to make the most of the opportunity. Powell also feels that his stint in baseball has helped him get better at cricket.
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