Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell and Shai Hope the newly appointed WI white ball captains
(left Shai Hope with Rovman Powell (right)
Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell and Shai Hope of Barbados are the newly appointed West Indies white ball captains.
Powell has been appointed captain of the West Indies T/20 international team taking over from Nicholas Pooran , while Hope is the new captain of the West Indies One Day International team …………..replacing Pooran who stepped down from the position last November, following the shambolic performance of the West Indies in the ICC Men’s T/20 World Cup in Australia.
Powell’s appointment comes after acting as the West Indies t20 international vice-captain and as captain for Jamaica in 2022, where the respective duties produced double success in both regional competitions.
He led Jamaica to winning the Caribbean premier league with the Tallawahs in September before captaining the Jamaica Scorpions to the regional Super/50 Cup title in November.
The first assignments for both captains will be the upcoming tour of South Africa where the West Indies will face South Africa in three one day internationals and three T/20 internationals.
Both Powell and Hope will be heavily involved in strategy and planning leading up to the next ICC World tournaments.
In one day international cricket, the West Indies are likely to qualify for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, with the qualifiers scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe in June.
In T/20 International Cricket, the West Indies will be hosting the next ICC T/20 World Cup with the USA in June 2024.