Kirk Edwards gets maiden West Indies call up in Sri Lanka

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by Caribbean News Now Staff

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Barbadian batsman Kirk Edwards has received his maiden call up to the West Indies squad for the five match One Day International Series and T20 International against Sri Lanka.

The right-handed Edwards is one of four players who will join the squad presently playing in the three match Test Series.

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Kirk Edwards

All rounder Kieron Pollard, left arm spinner Nikita Miller and fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, along with Edwards, will replace left hander Brendan Nash, wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, pacer Nelon Pascal and off spinner Shane Shillingford.

Test captain Darren Sammy has been named leader for the limited overs side as well.

Andre Russell, the Jamaican fast bowling all rounder, who is currently on tour also gets his maiden limited overs selection.

Courtney Browne, the WICB Selector on tour noted, “This will be a very important series for us as we look ahead to the ICC Cricket World Cup, which will be played in the subcontinent in a few months. These are the last ODIs before the World Cup, so we expect the players to make the most of the opportunities.”

Edwards has just completed playing for the West Indies A against Pakistan A in St Vincent. Miller and Rampaul were also in the West Indies A squad for the Limited Overs Digicel Series against Pakistan A.

FULL SQUAD:
Darren Sammy (Captain)
Adrian Barath
Carlton Baugh
Sulieman Benn
Darren Bravo
Dwayne Bravo
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Kirk Edwards
Chris Gayle
Nikita Miller
Kieron Pollard
Ravi Rampaul
Kemar Roach
Andre Russell
Devon Smith

*The Vice Captain has not yet been named.

Limited Overs schedule:
December 9: 1st ODI at Suriyawewa Stadium, Hambantota
December 11: 2nd ODI at Suriyawewa Stadium, Hambantota
December 15: 3rd ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 17: 4th ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 19: 5th ODI at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
December 21: T20 International at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

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