West Indies announce T20I & ODI Captains

West Indies ODI and T20I captains have been announced as Shai Hope and Rovman Powell, respectively. Nicholas Pooran, who resigned from his position as the limited-overs skipper after West Indies were eliminated from the T20 World Cup in 2017, would be replaced by Hope and Powell. Beginning on March 16, Hope and Powell will serve as the West Indies’ captains for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against South Africa.

In June 2022, Hope was reappointed as the vice-captain of the West Indies ODI team after being selected vice-captain in 2019. In 104 ODIs, the top-order hitter has amassed 4308 runs at an average of 48.08. As their captain, Powell led the Jamaica Tallawahs, who triumphed in the Caribbean Premier League last season. In November, he also guided the Jamaica Scorpions to victory in the CG United Super50 Cup. Moreover, Powell has commanded the West Indies in one T20I and three ODIs.

Being named captain of any West Indies squad is a great honor and distinction. One dream of being the captain of a team that is so important to themselves, their teammates, and the legion of followers they have around the globe. Hope stated that there is no need for a lengthy explanation of the rich history and legacy that make our region and our particular brand of cricket so well-known and adored. I want to express my gratitude to CWI for giving me this fantastic chance. My top priority will be to steer West Indies cricket in the correct direction, and I’ll work tirelessly to accomplish that goal. I’m looking forward to a lengthy and fruitful tenure as captain of the West Indies One-Day International team, he continued, with the help of my teammates and our devoted fans.

I’m incredibly grateful and humbled to have been given the incredible opportunity to lead the West Indies. This is a huge vote of confidence in me, and I consider it the most incredible honor of my professional life. There is no greater responsibility in Caribbean cricket than being asked to “carry the flag” for the region’s citizens, a position that has previously been held by some of the greatest West Indies cricketers, according to Powell. In addition, I want to thank CWI for giving me a chance to lead the team as we aim for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which we will co-host with the USA the following year. I play cricket with a lot of enthusiasm and I think that you should always give your all.

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