Shimron Hetmyer Not Playing IND vs WI: West Indies is currently hosting India in a three-match ODI series at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. In a high pressure and thrilling encounter, the visiting Indian team leapfrogged West Indies by a margin of just 3 runs during the opening ODI as the hosts fell short of chasing a massive score of 309 runs in their quota of 50 overs. India have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series while the second game is scheduled to take place on 24 July, 2022 at the same venue.
Incidentally, swashbuckling West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer was seen in his national jersey during the India vs West Indies first ODI game even after not being part of the ODI squad. According to sources, Hetmyer is supposed to undergo a fitness test scheduled by the Cricket West Indies (CWI) in the coming days and after clearing the same, he will make a return to the West Indies T20I squad for the upcoming five-match series against India at home. The southpaw last played ODI cricket against Australia in July 2021.
“He is here doing a lot of work on his fitness and that is really nice to see, the effort that he has been putting in. He wants to play for the West Indies and trainers and coaches working with him, so expect to see him sooner than later.” West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran said during a media session on Thursday.
“I have full confidence that he will be putting on the maroon colours again. He has a fitness test to pass shortly, so he is preparing himself for that,” he added.
Hosts West Indies are very much unlikely to tinker a lot with their playing combination from the first ODI game against India. The Windies team suffered a huge blow with senior all-rounder Jason Holder testing positive for COVID-19.
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West Indies Playing 11
1. Shai Hope (wk)
2. Kyle Mayers
3. Shamarh Brooks
4. Brandon King
5. Nicholas Pooran (C)
6. Rovman Powell
7. Romario Shepherd
8. Akeal Hosein
9. Alzarri Joseph
10. Jayden Seales
11. Gudakesh Motie
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|22 July, 2022||1st ODI||West Indies vs India||7 PM IST||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|24 July, 2022||2nd ODI||West Indies vs India||7 PM IST||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|27 July, 2022||3rd ODI||West Indies vs India||7 PM IST||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|29 July, 2022||1st T20I||West Indies vs India||8 PM IST||Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad|
|1 August, 2022||2nd T20I||West Indies vs India||8 PM IST||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts|
|2 August, 2022||3rd T20I||West Indies vs India||8 PM IST||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts|
|6 August, 2022||4th T20I||West Indies vs India||8 PM IST||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida|
|7 August, 2022||5th T20I||West Indies vs India||8 PM IST||Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida|
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