Shamar has become Sammy’s ‘headache’ ahead of the T20 World Cup

Shamar Joseph, who gave a sensational performance in the Brisbane Test, is yet to make his ODI and T20I debut. However, he has entered into consideration to get a place in the West Indies squad for the next T20 World Cup. Darren Sammy, the coach of the two white ball versions of the team, is in trouble

 

Last Sunday, West Indies equalized with Shamar’s memorable performance in the two-match Test series against Australia. The 24-year-old right-arm pacer took 7 wickets for 68 runs in the hosts’ second innings. In this, the Caribbean got the sweet taste of Test victory after 27 years on Australian soil. Shamar took 5 wickets in the first innings on his debut in the previous Test held in Adelaide. However, due to injury, he has been knocked out of the field for the time being

 

Shamar has played just two T20 matches at the domestic level so far, the last in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. However, he did not get any wicket. And his figures in two List ‘A’ matches are not up to expectations. He took 2 wickets at an average of 39.50 and an economy of 7.90. But Sammy feels Shamar is fit for three editions of cricket after his devastating bowling in Brisbane.

 

The former West Indies captain and current ODI and T20 coach told the media, ‘He (Shamar) will definitely be one to play in all three versions. Can’t wait to get him in my squad. But yes, everything has a certain process. I and the chairman of the selection panel work accordingly. But what he’s done, he’s created a headache for me with the World Cup in front of him and the formation of the ODI team.’

 

The Caribbean team management also discussed Shamar’s inclusion in the two limited-overs squads to tour Australia after impressing in the Brisbane Test. But Sammy didn’t want that. Instead, Shamar wanted to be rehabilitated and celebrate with his family, ‘If someone is injured, he should be allowed to go home and rest. And this is probably the first time he has been away from home for such a long time. His family is also new. So we realized these things.’

 

Last Sunday, West Indies equalized with Shamar’s memorable performance in the two-match Test series against Australia. The 24-year-old right-arm pacer took 7 wickets for 68 runs in the hosts’ second innings. In this, the Caribbean got the sweet taste of Test victory after 27 years on Australian soil. Shamar took 5 wickets in the first innings on his debut in the previous Test held in Adelaide. However, due to injury, he has been knocked out of the field for the time being

 

Shamar has played just two T20 matches at the domestic level so far, the last in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. However, he did not get any wicket. And his figures in two List ‘A’ matches are not up to expectations. He took 2 wickets at an average of 39.50 and an economy of 7.90. But Sammy feels Shamar is fit for three editions of cricket after his devastating bowling in Brisbane.

 

The former West Indies captain and current ODI and T20 coach told the media, ‘He (Shamar) will definitely be one to play in all three versions. Can’t wait to get him in my squad. But yes, everything has a certain process. I and the chairman of the selection panel work accordingly. But what he’s done, he’s created a headache for me with the World Cup in front of him and the formation of the ODI team.’

 

The Caribbean team management also discussed Shamar’s inclusion in the two limited-overs squads to tour Australia after impressing in the Brisbane Test. But Sammy didn’t want that. Instead, Shamar wanted to be rehabilitated and celebrate with his family, ‘If someone is injured, he should be allowed to go home and rest. And this is probably the first time he has been away from home for such a long time. His family is also new. So we realized these things.’

 

Shamar has not been included in the ODI and T20 squad for the ongoing tour of Australia. Instead of representing Windies, he was supposed to play in the IL T20 in UAE this time. But he withdrew his name from there due to injury. He will participate in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after recovery

 

This year’s T20 World Cup will be jointly held in West Indies and the United States next June. The two-time champions of the tournament, the Caribbean, will play in Group ‘C’. Their opponents there are New Zealand, Afghanistan, Uganda and Papua New Guinea

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