KOLKATA, India – Evin Lewis has been named as the replacement for Lendl Simmons in the West Indies squad for the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament.
The 24-year-old left-handed batsman will join the team ahead of the start of the global event.
He also played for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.
Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd noted: “Evin Lewis a young and exciting batsman who we believe he will fit into the team set-up very well. He has the ability to perform at this level of the game.”
Lloyd added: “His selection is in keeping with our policy to give exposure to young, talented players we believe will help to carry West Indies cricket forward.”
The Windies arrived in Kolkata on Monday after a two-week camp in the United Arab Emirates where they won all four warm-up matches.
They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10 and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.
West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.
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Edited by Jesus Chan
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