Sunil Narine has not been considered in the 15-man West Indies squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup starts on October 17 in UAE. Narine getting back in the old groove has been confirmed by captain Kieron Pollard to be the final decision, he also confirmed that there won’t be any changes in the side.
Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder, defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week. Thus, helping his side increasing its chances of the final berth at the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Narine emerged to be a big plus in both departments. He took 4/21 in his four overs and with the bat, he hit Daniel Christian for three consecutive sixes. This certainly swung the contest completely into KKR’s favour.
While giving the news of Narine not being considered in the 15-man West Indies squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Pollard was quoted, “If I add my two cents or my words on how his non-inclusion came about, then it could be spun – just like how he’s bowling on these Sharjah wickets – in all different directions. Let’s deal with the fifteen guys that we have here at this moment in time, which is more important, and see if we can rally around these guys and see if we can defend our title.”
He also added, “I think people have explained the reason for his non-inclusion at this point in time. For me personally, I know Sunil Narine as a friend first, before an international cricketer. We grew up playing cricket together. He is a world-class cricketer.”
Meanwhile, Narine will be seen in action in Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals. The team is hoping for a similar performance from the West Indies all-rounder.