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West Indies and UAE to start match their first bilateral international series In Sharjah from June 4th to June 9th. This is an opportunity for teams to prepare for the ICC ODI World Cup qualifiers, which are scheduled to start in Zimbabwe on June 18. Here are some things to look out for in this series.
Spotlight: Coach Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy Has yet to even coach West Indies in an official game, but his selection is already being questioned in the Caribbean.Ex-West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan is latest to question Sammy’s reserve Before Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who led the Tallawahs in Jamaica CPL champion last season.
Sammy is no stranger to coaching a side in turmoil. More than ten years ago, Sammy named The West Indies captain has undergone a major shake-up after just eight Test appearances. He flourished as a leader, notably in T20 cricket, leading West Indies to world titles in 2012 and 2016. Can he achieve similar success despite never having coached in international cricket before?
Sammy already has “Discuss in-depth Discussed their return to the West Indies with Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis and Sunil Narine, but now he has to deal with the absence of his predecessors.Among them, Hetmeier publicly stated later this month that he could participate in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, but in the end omit squad.
Paul, Drex returns
both Kimo Paulo and dominic drakes The white team has overcome injuries to return to the West Indies. Odean Smith is also part of the UAE tour squad, but among the seam bowling all-rounders, Paul appears to be the frontrunner to start in the World Cup qualifiers alongside Romario Shepherd, who has been in the UAE series since his IPL stint. Rest with Lucknow Super Giants. Paul also played for the Super Giants in India as a net pitcher and was with the Super Giants in the inaugural SA20.
Paul also proved his form and fitness for Guyana at the West Indies Championship March Before heading to the IPL. Paul provides an additional new ball option for West Indies and also has T10 experience at the UAE, having been part of the Delhi Bulls in the latest T10 in Abu Dhabi.
As for Drakes, he can also bowl with the new ball and has T10 experience with the Bulls, but he is not part of the World Cup qualifier West Indies squad. Raymon Reifer was another left-arm seam bowling all-rounder in the UAE squad.
Sinclair, Cariah in the mix
West Indies recall offspinner as Akeal Hosein rests after his first IPL stint and left-arm thumbspinner Gudakesh Motie injured Kevin SinclairThe 23-year-old, who last played for West Indies in August 2022, has returned to the team after a strong domestic season and has also made a respectable contribution with the bat.
Sinclair also played all-around for West Indies A in Sylhet last month and is set to take over Hussein’s place at the Emirates. He is likely to be paired with wristspinner Yannic Cariah, who traveled to South Africa with the West Indies senior team and most recently to Bangladesh with the West Indies A team. Roston Chase and Kavem Hodge are the other spin bowling options for the West Indies.
If Sinclair starts for West Indies in Sharjah on June 4, he will have a brief turnaround as he has just completed his West Indies A duty in Bangladesh June 2.
Will Athanaze make its WI debut?
Highly rated Alik Athanaz is in West Indies have four uncapped players For the UAE series.Athanadze is the Under-19 World Cup frontrunner 2018, before Shubman Gill, but was dropped by the Windward Islands early in his domestic career. The snub pushed him to work harder, becoming one of the mainstays of Windward Islands batting and captain of the team.
Athanaze also recently captained Team Weeks in the Headley Weeks three-series at home.earlier In the Super50 CupWest Indies 50-over Domestic Championship, Athanadze is the top scorer in the Windward Islands, with 292 runs in six innings, an average of 48.66 runs, and a strike rate of 96.05, ranking sixth.
Athanze is not part of West Indies’ squad for World Cup qualifiers, though, but his left-hander in top or center, especially in the absence of Kyle Meyers, could help West Indies against UAE’s legspinner Karthik Meiyappan And left – Aayan Khan on the arm finger.
Aravind, Waseem and WI connections in the UAE
The UAE’s T10 and ILT20 leagues have partly helped the UAE bridge the gap between local championships and international cricket. Franchise leagues also give UAE talent the chance to work alongside West Indies stars.captain of both sides Mohammad Wasim and goalie Vriitya Aravind Was part of the MI UAE team at ILT20 which also included Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Fletcher. Waseem became MI Emirates’ second-highest scorer in the tournament behind Pollard, while Aravind had the chance to pick Pooran’s brains.
Aravind’s borderline chat with Carlos Brathwaite – teammates of the Chennai Warriors in the T10 league – was one of the most defining images of ILT20.
Aravind, the second tallest runner In ODI cricket last year, suffered a slump this year but came back to form again, scoring 185 and 174 in the ACC Super Cup in Nepal.Right now he 19 escape From overtaking Rohan Mustafa to become UAE’s top scorer in ODI cricket.