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West Indies Tour of Bangladesh 2021: Fixtures, Player Squads - All you need to Know

by Cricket World Saturday 16 January 2021

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The West Indies Tour of Bangladesh 2021 is scheduled to take place from January 20th - February 15th 2021 and consists of 3 ODIs and 2 Tests.

Squads

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces the squad for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. Off-spinner Mahadi Hasan and pace bowlers Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam are the uncapped players in the squad. The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur will hold the first two matches on 20 and 22 January while the third and final ODI is at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram on 25 January:

Squad for ODI Series - Tamim Iqbal Khan (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Litton Kumer Das, Md Mahmud Ullah, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Saif Uddin, Mahadi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam

West Indies

Roger Harper, CWI's Lead Selector, said: "Kavem Hodge will be on his first tour with the team. He has been around for a few years and has made a case for himself and he now gets his chance. The fact that he also bowls left arm spin has certainly helped his cause. We also have Kyle Mayers and Shayne Moseley, who have both toured with the team to England and New Zealand as reserves, being selected in the Test Squad for the first time. Moseley coming off successful 'A Team' games in New Zealand and Mayers who has performed well in each of the CWI regional tournaments and also the CPL, over the last year."

Harper added: "The absence of several more experienced players has certainly provided an opportunity for the left-handed Kjorn Ottley who has had a good Super50 tournament last year. He will be very keen to make his mark. Tours of Bangladesh are never easy as they always play well in their own conditions. Although a number of the senior players are missing in both formats, I expect our teams to be very competitive. I expect our players to play with purpose, with passion and with the desire to prove that they belong at this level."

West Indies Test Squad - Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican

West Indies ODI Squad - Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr

Fixtures

Jan 20 Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka 8:00 AM

Jan 22 Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd ODI Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka 8:00 AM

Jan 25 Bangladesh v West Indies, 3rd ODI Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram 8:00 AM

Jan 29 - Jan 31Bangladesh Cricket Board XI vs West Indies, 3-day Practice Match MA Aziz Stadium

Feb 03 - Feb 07 Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st Test Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Feb 11 - Feb 15 Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

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In the Feb 10,2017 file photo, TT Red Force batsman Kjorn Ottley drives during the Group ‘A’ match against the West Indies Under-19 in the Regional Super50 Tournament, at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. - CWI Media
In the Feb 10,2017 file photo, TT Red Force batsman Kjorn Ottley drives during the Group ‘A’ match against the West Indies Under-19 in the Regional Super50 Tournament, at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. - CWI Media

Ottley says Windies call-up was a dream come true

JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH THURSDAY 31 DECEMBER 2020

LEFT-HANDED top-order batsman Kjorn Ottley hailed his debut selection to the West Indies (WI) One-Day International (ODI) team as a well-deserved Christmas gift to himself for all the hard work put in throughout his career.

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old earned his maiden call-up to the regional ODI squad which begins its 2021 tour of Bangladesh, on January 10. The series features three ODIs and two Test matches.

Ottley dubbed his inaugural selection a "dream come true" and is eager to receive his first maroon cap as an official senior WI player.

"It's an amazing feeling knowing that this was always my childhood dream to represent the WI at the highest level.

"I didn't really expect it. I know I was a fringe player. I probably had a chance but I thought it was really for the WI 'A' team. Getting the call-up by the selectors was really my Christmas gift," he said.

The Central Sports batsman sees the tour as a great opportunity to showcase his skill and ability on an international level.

Before Monday's selection, twelve experienced WI ODI and Test players declined the opportunity to tour due to covid19 concerns or personal reasons.

Long-standing Test captain Jason Holder, former ODI skipper Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran activated the CWI's covid19 policy.

This policy allows any player to opt out of selection for an overseas tour, only when based on the player's own safety fears or concerns. Such decisions will not impact their consideration for future selection.

Additionally, Fabian Allen and Shane Dowrich are unavailable due to personal reasons.

While Ottley believes the men in maroon will miss some of their more experienced players on tour, he thinks their absence may provide a platform for the younger players to have a shot at the top-flight competition.

"It's an opportunity I, and I'm sure the younger players, would like to grasp with both hands. Every opportunity I get to play cricket outside of TT I see it as a way to go forward especially if I put in good performances.

"The new players, like myself, will be looking to do our best in Bangladesh and keep our names in the eyes of the CWI selectors," he added.

At the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva, on Monday, newly appointed TT Red Force coach David Furlonge and Super50 skipper Kieron Pollard met up for their first training session ahead of the upcoming regional tournament.

Ottley was also present at the session, chasing his chance of representing TT at the 2021 edition. In 2019, he represented Barbados. The Super50 Cup bowls off from February 4-27 in Antigua.

When the news came of his selection by CWI the very next day, Ottley was in training again, this time with the Kumar Rampat Cricket Academy. And on Wednesday, the dedicated player returned to NCC to train with those gunning for a place on TT's Super50 squad.

"Personally I want to take it one game at a time and perform to the best and enjoy my cricket. Once I do this, I think that should be a good start for me," he said.

With regards to competing in a bio-secure bubble in Bangladesh, Ottley anticipates this new normal to the cricketing arena. Having previously visited Bangladesh with the High-Performance Centre Academy some years ago, Ottley is raring to go.

"I didn't experience the quarantine as yet but I don't think it should be too harsh on me. I have been training a lot and this new normal is something I have been looking forward to," he concluded.