T20 World Cup: Hosein replaces Allen in West Indies squad

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein made his debut earlier this year but is yet to pick up a wicket in a T20 international. — Windies Cricket
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein made his debut earlier this year but is yet to pick up a wicket in a T20 international. — Windies Cricket

Dubai - The ICC's technical committee approved the pre-tournament replacement after Allen withdrew because of an ankle injury



By AP

Published: Wed 20 Oct 2021, 4:13 PM

The West Indies drafted in left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein as a replacement for the injured Fabian Allen on Wednesday, for the T20 World Cup.

The ICC’s technical committee approved the pre-tournament replacement after Allen withdrew because of an ankle injury.

Hosein made his debut earlier this year but is yet to pick up a wicket in a T20 international. The 28-year-old Hosein played for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League and took 13 wickets in 11 games at an average of 15.92.

Hosein was already a travelling reserve in the UAE after the ICC allowed squads to have extra players due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The two-time champions West Indies lost a warm-up game by seven wickets to Pakistan on Monday and were playing another warm-up on Wednesday against Afghanistan.

The Caribbean squad are in Group 1 along with Australia, England, South Africa and the two qualifiers in the Super 12 stage of the tournament. The West Indies open against England on Saturday. — AP


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