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West Indies announce squad for 2024 T20 World Cup.

Two-time world champions West Indies have announced their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. West Indies will co-host the tournament to be played in the US and the Caribbean from June 1 to 29. Rovman Powell will lead the way in the global showpiece.

Rising sensation Shamar Joseph has been included in the squad that also saw the return of Shimron Hetmyer, who was not part of the T20I series against Australia. However, the team is missing the name of Kyle Mayers, who was part of the series against Australia.

Notably, Cricket West Indies has not named a list of reserve players for the tournament. West Indies have become the tenth team to name their squad for the global showpiece tournament. Among the major teams, India, New Zealand, England, Australia and South Africa have named their teams for the tournament. The CWI announced its selection during a press conference in Barbados. The board’s chief selector, Desmond Haynes, and Head Coach Daren Sammy were present at the press conference

conference.

West Indies have won the T20 World Cup twice – in 2012 and 2016. They were the first team to win the prestigious title twice before England followed suit with their second T20 World Cup crown in 2022. However, the Windies missed out on being part from the main stage of the previous edition of the 20-over tournament in Australia. They were eliminated on the main stage and were unable to reach the Super 12 stage of the tournament.

At the 2024 World Cup, the Windies will be placed in Group C alongside Afghanistan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Uganda. They will start their campaign against PNG on June 2 in Guyana. The teams may make changes to their selection until May 25.

West Indies squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

Rovman Powell (C), Alzarri Joseph (VC), Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd