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ST. JOHN’S (Antigua): West Indies all-rounder Roston Chase has been elevated to Check vice-captaincy whereas wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran will proceed as deputy in T20Is within the upcoming tour of New Zealand, beginning November 27.
Chase changed opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who was Jason Holder’s deputy within the sequence in opposition to England in July, whereas the 25-year-old Pooran, first named the West Indies vice-captain in 2019, retained his place.
“Nicholas Pooran continues within the function of vice-captain of the T20I Group for the tour of New Zealand. He was first named vice-captain for this format for the sequence in opposition to Afghanistan in 2019,” Cricket Windies’ chief selector, Roger Harper, stated.
Chase, 28, has to date performed 35 Check matches, scoring 5 centuries and accumulating three five-wicket hauls together with his off-spin bowling.
“Roston Chase has been appointed vice captain of the West Indies Check Group for this tour of New Zealand. He’s an skilled participant who’s tactically conscious and really purposeful in his method to the sport,” Harper stated.
“He’s readily keen to supply recommendation and talk about concepts together with his fellow gamers and the coaches and I believe will supply good management help to captain Jason Holder each on and off the sphere,” he added.
Chase has already landed in New Zealand whereas Pooran, who was a part of the recently- concluded Indian Premier League, is predicted to succeed in on Thursday together with the opposite gamers who competed on the event, together with T20I skipper Kieron Pollard, Check captain Holder, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Oshane Thomas.
“I see this as one other alternative to study and develop within the recreation. I used to be vice- captain for the tour of Sri Lanka earlier this yr, so that is continuation of that work. It is all the time good to share your information as we glance to proceed the profitable mentality,” Pooran stated.
“I’ve been making strides in Check cricket since my debut again in 2016 and I see this new function as vice-captain as an honour. It’s only for me to attempt to keep on and attempt to obtain nice issues for West Indies,” Chase stated.
“It’s all about providing help to the captain, coach and different gamers as we attempt to plan technique and put extra wins on the board,” he added.
The T20 sequence is beginning on November 27 in Auckland, adopted by video games in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.
The Assessments are scheduled to be performed from December 3-7 at Seddon Park in Hamilton and from December 11-15 on the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
The West Indies grew to become the primary staff to tour abroad because the COVID-19 pandemic had shut down all cricket actions throughout the globe when it visited England for 3 Assessments in July.



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