Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas back in West Indies T20I squad

Andre Russell and Oshane Thomas have been recalled to West Indies’ T20I squad, with Shimron Hetmyer also declared fit. All three are part of a Kieron Pollard-led 14-man squad that will face Sri Lanka in two T20Is, on March 4 and March 6, after the ongoing three-match ODI series between the two concludes.

Russell hasn’t played for West Indies since pulling up short midway through the 2019 World Cup in June 2019, though he has taken part in other matches, most notably in the Bangladesh Premier League in December and January.

Thomas, who turned 23 earlier in the week, has been selected after making a full recovery from a car accident in Jamaica.

Hetmyer, who is not part of the ODI squad completed a fitness assessment earlier in the week and successfully reached the minimum required standard for selection.

Squad: Kieron Pollard (capt), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.

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