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Romario Shepherd replaces Keemo Paul in West Indies squad for Bangladesh ODI series

Guyanese allrounder Romario Shepherd will replace compatriot Keemo Paul in the West Indies squad for the three-match CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series against Bangladesh, which bowls off tomorrow from 9.30am at the Guyana National Stadium.

Paul missed out due to a positive Covid-19 test result that also ruled him out of West Indies’ last T20 International clash with Bangladesh, which the hosts won by five wickets to clinch the series 2-0.

Photo: West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick (left) has a word with pacer Romario Shepherd in training.
(via CWI Media)

Dominic Drakes deputised for Paul in the T20 contest. And the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Men’s Selection Panel, which is headed by Dr Desmond Haynes, gave the nod to Shepherd for the ODI outings. 

Shepherd was the leading wicket-taker in the just concluded ODI series against Bangladesh, with six wickets—including a career-best 3-21 in the first T20I at Windsor Park, Dominica—at an average of 11.33 and an economy rate of 7.5.

Odean Smith will serve as reserve for the ODI team—the position previously occupied by Shepherd.

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Fans can book their seats for tomorrow’s affair via www.windiescricket.com/tickets and save their tickets to a mobile device or take a printout for scanning at the stadium.

Photo: West Indies spinner Akeal Hosein (right) celebrates the wicket of England batsman Jason Roy with wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran during the fifth T20I at Kensington Oval, Barbados on 30 January 2022.
(via CWI Media)

Ticket prices range from US$6 (Guy$1,200) for the Mound/Grounds, to US$15 (GUY$3,000) for the Orange Stand or US$25 (GUY$5,000) for the best seats in the Red and Green Stands.

Children under the age of 16 and seniors can enter free. Otherwise, fans can follow the action on ESPN Caribbean or listen to live radio commentary on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel.

West Indies ODI squad: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd.

Reserve: Odean Smith

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