West Indies appointed a new white-ball captain; Rovman Powell will lead in T20.

West Indies appointed a new white-ball captain; Rovman Powell will lead in T20.

A capable batsman named Rovman Powell will captain the Windies in T20I cricket, according to Cricket West Indies (CWI), which has chosen new white-ball captains for its upcoming assignments in the format. Shai Hope, the team’s wicketkeeper, will start the team’s 50-over batting order.

Both of them will succeed. The two-time champions were declared the winners despite dropping games against Scotland and Ireland in the opening round. The left-handed batter relinquished his role as captain in order to focus on being the best player he could be.

Powell, who was chosen to lead the T20I team, referred to the honour as the greatest honour of his professional career to date and vowed to do his best in Powell served as the T20 World Cup’s vice captain in 2022.

“I feel really blessed and happy to have the incredible chance to lead the West Indies. This is a major recommendation for me, and I consider receiving it to be the greatest honour of my professional career. I’d also want to thank CWI for giving me the opportunity to lead the squad in the upcoming years as we prepare to co-host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with the United States next year.

Shai Hope expressed gratitude to the board for making the choice and described being named the ODI captain as an honour. The Barbadian stated that he has faith in his staff to support him in directing cricket in the West Indies in the correct way.

“Being named captain of any West Indies squad is a great honour and privilege. Every child imagines leading a team that has such significance for them, their teammates, and our crowds of supporters throughout the world.

“My first objective and steadfast commitment will be to steer West Indian cricket in the correct way. According to Shai Hope’s official website, “With the help of my teammates and our devoted supporters, I’m looking forward to a lengthy and fruitful tenure as captain of the West Indies One-Day International team.

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