Cricket West Indies made it public by announcing a fully packed summer- from June to August 2021. This happened after a successful hosting of a format series that was against Sri Lanka. In addition, the West Indies squad will compete in different matches against Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan. The tight schedule will consist of fifteen T20Is, four Tests, and the ODIs.
The first match that was initially scheduled to take place in 2020 was postponed to 2021 due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Furthermore, the game will be between South Africa and West Indies for a series of T20l and Test series to be hosted at Grenada and Saint Lucia.
After a match with South Africa, the West Indies announced squad will lock horns with Australia from the 9th to July 24th. The matches to be played will be five T20ls at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia. After that, three days and night ODI match will be held at Kensington Oval. All the two teams will be battling for a chance to secure their points to participate in the coming 2023 World Cup in India.
From July 9th to 24th, a white–ball match will be featured between West Indies and Australia. The series will comprise three Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs and five T20ls. Out of the three teams, the last team to participate in the busy schedule will be Pakistan. The match will be five T20Is and will be hosted in Guyana and Barbados; after that, they’ll participate in a two-test series in Jamaica.
West Indies Squad
The West Indies has selected a squad of 18 members who will participate in the WI upcoming matches. Among the members is Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice-Captain, and Chris Gayle. Following a win and a successful hosting of all format series, West Indies is set to host Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan for a series of matches occurring in summer- the matches include Fifteen T20Is ODIs and four tests.
Due to the rise of coronavirus cases, the teams will play, stay and train in a conducive environment that will not pose a danger to their health or physical security. On top of that, they will undergo a series of COVID-19 testing with the help of the ministry of health.
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