T20WC24: West Indies call-up Mayers to replace injured King

The West Indies cricket team will have the services of 31-year-old batting allrounder Kyle Mayers for the remainder of the ICC 2024 T20 World Cup, after he was approved to join the squad by the ICC Event Technical Committee.

Mayers replaces 29-year-old opening batsman Brandon King, who was ruled out by a side strain suffered in West Indies’ opening Super Eight match against England.
West Indies batting all rounder Kyle Mayers.
Photo: CWI Media

The Maroon Men lost by eight wickets with 15 balls to spare, after posting 180 for four. King contributed 23 from 13 balls before retiring hurt in the fifth over.

Mayers last represented West Indies last month when he contributed 34, 32 and 36* respectively in a 3-0 sweep of South African.
He averages 21.38 with the bat with three half-centuries and a high score of 73 against India in Basseterre. Although he bowls regularly at ODI level, his medium pace deliveries are yet to take a T20I wicket.
West Indies play USA tonight in Bridgetown and then South Africa in North Sound.
West Indies’ eight-match winning streak ended with defeat to England in the ICC T20 World Cup at St Lucia on 19 June 2024.
Photo: CWI Media

They must win both games to advance to the semifinal round.

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