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Dominic Drakes gets call for Windies senior team

Dominic Drakes gets call for Windies senior team
Left arm pacer Dominic Drakes. (FILE)

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Barbadian all-rounder Dominic Drakes received his maiden call-up for the West Indies team.

The 23-year-old was named in the West Indies’ Twenty20 International squad for next month’s tour to Pakistan.

Drakes, the son of former West Indies Test cricketer Vasbert Drakes, was the hero in the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final, smashing an unbeaten 48, his highest score, to lead St Kitts & Nevis Patriots to their first trophy with victory over the St Lucia Kings in September.

He has a T20 average of 28.35 with the ball and 20 wickets at an economy rate of 8.97.

Drakes scored 153 runs at 21.85. He is currently playing for the Dehli Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

Fellow Barbadians Justin Greaves and Shamarh Brooks, along with left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and fast bowling allrounder Odean Smith, will also feature for the first time in the ODI format.

Meanwhile, Cricket West Indies announced Jason Holder was being rested for this tour due to workload management, Fabian Allen and Obed McCoy were unavailable due to injury and rehabilitation, while Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell and Lendl Simmons were unavailable due to personal reasons

The series will feature three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three T20 Internationals (T20Is) from December 13 to 22 at the National Stadium in Karachi.

One-Day Internationals: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Shai Hope (Vice Captain), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr.

T20 Internationals: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice Captain), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Schedule

December 13 – 1st T20I, Karachi

December 14 – 2nd T20I, Karachi

December 16 – 3rd T20I, Karachi

December 18 – 1st ODI, Karachi

December 20 – 2nd ODI, Karachi

December 22 – 3rd ODI, Karachi

 

(AGB/PR)