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As reported on Thursday, the West Indies have not included all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard in their World Cup squad.
However, they have picked spinner Sunil Narine in the 15-man squad even though his last ODI came against Bangladesh in August 2014.
Batsman Darren Bravo will also make his international comeback after opting out of the ongoing tour of South Africa due to personal reasons.
It has also been confirmed that Jason Holder will captain the West Indies during the tournament.
“I believe we have selected a very good team which will do West Indies proud at the World Cup,” chief selector Clive Lloyd said via a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) press release. “We have a good mixture of some good seasoned players and some good youngsters who will fly the West Indies flag in Australia and New Zealand.
“If they play to their potential I am quite sure we will do very well. I have really high hopes in this team – I believe they can do something special. We have the talent and if we can play to our potential we have a very good chance of lifting that trophy.”
Despite talking about how balanced the team is, Lloyd failed to reveal why Bravo and Pollard had been dropped.
West Indies’ World Cup Squad: Jason Holder (captain), Marlon Samuels (vice-captain), Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor