Lewis to replace Simmons at World T20

Evin Lewis has been named as the replacement for Lendl Simmons in the West Indies squad for the International Cricket Council’s World Twenty20 Tournament.

The 24-year-old left-handed batsman will join the team ahead of the start of the global event.

He is yet to play at the international level. He has represented Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean T20 and the Champions League.

He also played for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League.

Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd noted: “Evin Lewis a young and exciting batsman who we believe he will fit into the team set-up very well. He has the ability to perform at this level of the game.”

Lloyd added: “His selection is in keeping with our policy to give exposure to young, talented players we believe will help to carry West Indies cricket forward.”

The Windies arrived in Kolkata on Monday after a two-week camp in the United Arab Emirates where they won all four warm-up matches.

They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10 and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

FULL SQUAD

Darren Sammy (Captain)

Samuel Badree

Sulieman Benn

Carlos Brathwaite

Dwayne Bravo

Johnson Charles

Andre Fletcher

Chris Gayle

Jason Holder

Evin Lewis

Ashley Nurse

Denesh Ramdin

Andre Russell

Marlon Samuels

Jerome Taylor

Team Management

Phil Simmons (Head Coach)

Rawl Lewis (Interim Team Operations Manager)

Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant)

Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach)

Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)

C.J Clark (Physiotherapist)

Ronald Rogers (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Dexter Augustus (Analyst)

Philip Spooner (Media Manager)

Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)