Desmond Haynes, West Indies’ lead selector, stated: «We have had some injuries to our fast-bowling pool, so therefore we see Gabriel as an ideal fit heading into South Africa, and the surfaces we expect to play on.
«It is felt that we’d like somebody to get these early wickets and he’s the form of bowler that may try this. Judging from his performances within the CG United Super50 Cup, he’s doubtlessly a wicket-taking choice up entrance.»
2024 T20 World Cup becomes long-term focus
West Indies have stuck with the core of the squad that crashed out of last year’s T20 World Cup before the Super 12 stage for the three-match T20I series in South Africa, which follows the ODIs.
Yet they have made a solitary change from the World Cup squad: Romario Shepherd, the seam-bowling allrounder, has replaced Evin Lewis. «For the T20Is, we have now an skilled squad,» Haynes said.
«What we’re on the lookout for is to kind a cohesive unit and take a look at the gamers who we consider can kind the nucleus as we construct in direction of doing very properly and difficult once we host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2024.»
Kyle Mayers, the allrounder, has been named Powell’s vice-captain. Obed McCoy has been included but his selection for the T20Is is subject to medical clearance
Brevis in SA Invitational squad
Brevis, who has never played a first-class game but has long been marked out as a future all-format international, has been named in the South African Invitational XI squad for an unofficial three-day warm-up fixture in Benoni that gets underway on Tuesday.
«The squad is made up of a mixture of provincial gamers that had been made accessible by their respective provincial groups,» CSA said in a statement.
SA Invitational XI squad: Corbin Bosch, Dewald Brevis, Ruan de Swart, Evan Jones, Wihan Lubbe, Wandile Makwetu, Hlompho Modimokoane, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Thando Ntini, Bryce Parsons, Jiveshan Pillay, Daniel Smith, Codi Yusuf
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