WI to face Zim, Warwickshire in preparation for T20 WC

West Indies will face Zimbabwe and English County team Warwickshire in a series of Twenty20 matches as they prepare for the ICC World T20 Championship.

The Windies are presently in United Arab Emirates for a camp before heading to India for the world tournament – to be played from March 8 to April 3.

They play against the Zimbabweans on Saturday and Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. These matches are not official T20 Internationals.

They will face then face Warwickshire at Friday, March 4 and Sunday, March 6 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai.

The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. 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

Ashley Nurse

Denesh Ramdin

Andre Russell

Marlon Samuels

Lendl Simmons

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)

FULL MATCH SCHEDULE

United Arab Emirates Series

Saturday, February 27: vs Zimbabwe – Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

Monday, February 29: vs Zimbabwe – Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

Friday, March 4: vs Warwickshire – ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

Sunday, March 6: vs Warwickshire – ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

ICC World T20 Warm-ups

Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata

Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata

ICC World T20 Super 10 Group 1

Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur