There comes breaking news right from the house of Cricket West Indies. Star batter Shimron Hetmyer will not feature in West Indies T20 World Cup Squad after he missed his rescheduled flight to Australia on October 4.
Initially, the swashbuckling batter was going to depart for Australia on October 1, but due to certain reasons, Hetmyer requested CWI to reschedule his flight for Monday, October 3rd. However, later Hetmyer informed the board that he won’t be able to take the flight on Monday due to certain family reasons. Following this, the board has decided to replace Hetmyer with Shamrah Brooks.
The Board further stated in its statement that they have already informed Shimron Hetmyer that any further delay in his travel to Australia will cost him his place in the T20 World Cup squad.
“Whilst we changed Shimron’s flight from Saturday to Monday due to family reasons, it was made clear to him that if there were any further delays and issues with his travel to Australia then we would have to replace him in the squad, as we are not prepared to compromise the team’s ability to prepare for this extremely important global event,” Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said.
Shamrah Brooks will replace Shimron Hetmyer in the T20 World Cup squad
Hetmyer’s replacement Brooks will leave for Australia later this week & will miss the first two T20I against Australia beginning from October 5. He will join the team directly for the T20 World Cup in Melbourne where West Indies will begin their campaign by playing Round 1 of the marquee event.
Shamrah Brooks displayed a standout performance during the CPL 2022 where he helped his team Jamaica Tallawahs to surpass the knockout stage & qualify for CPL 2022 final. He did fireworks with the bat by scoring 47 & unbeaten 109 in the Eliminator & the Second Qualifier followed by 47 runs cameo in the final clash.
West Indies are placed in Group B along with Ireland, Scotland, and Zimbabwe. They will begin their T20 World Cup Campaign against Scotland on October 17. The top two teams from groups A & B will move ahead to the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022
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