Powell to captain Windies ODI team

Jamaica's Rovman Powell looks set to become only the seventh Jamaican and 29th player overall to captain the West Indies team in a One Day International. This after being named the interim skipper for the Caribbean team's three match ODI series against Bangladesh starting on Sunday. According to a release by Cricket West Indies, the board of directors approved Powell as the interim skipper in the absence of the injured regular captain, Barbadian Jason Holder.

In addition to his experienced compatriot Marlon Samuels in the 15-man squad, Powell will be able to call on Trinidad and Tobago's Darren Bravo, who played his last ODI for the Caribbean side in October 20i6, when the team went down to Pakistan by 136 runs. The squad also includes T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite and Roston Chase.

Recent debutants Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Oshane Thomas have retained their places following the ODI series against India last month. The team in completed by Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach and Sunil Ambris

Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne says with two more ODI series before the 2019 World Cup, the Bangladesh series will allow them to narrow their  search for the final 15-member world cup squad. The Caribbean side will be aiming to reverse the recent 2-1 home series defeat in July 2018.



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