Miller replaces Narine

NikitaMiller-2St John’s, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board Selection Panel today named left arm spinner Nikita Miller to replace Sunil Narine in the West Indies Cricket World Cup squad.

Miller, 32, has featured in 45 One Day Internationals and has taken 40 wickets with a best of 4 for 43 against Zimbabwe. Miller last appeared in ODIs for the West Indies in March 2014, against England.

West Indies Cricket World Cup squad

Jason Holder (Captain)
Marlon Samuels (Vice Captain)
Sulieman Benn
Darren Bravo
Jonathan Carter
Sheldon Cottrell
Christopher Gayle
Nikita Miller
Denesh Ramdin
Kemar Roach
Andre Russell
Darren Sammy
Lendl Simmons
Dwayne Smith
Jerome Taylor

Narine withdrew from the West Indies squad, citing the need for more time to confidently bowl for sustained periods with his new action.

The Cricket World Cup commences on February 14th with West Indies playing their opening match on February 16th against Ireland.

West Indies CWC Pool B Schedule

February 16 – West Indies v Ireland at Nelson

February 21 – West Indies v Pakistan at Christchurch

February 24 – West Indies v Zimbabwe at Canberra

February 27 – West Indies v South Africa at Sydney

March 6 – West Indies v India at Perth

March 15 – West Indies v UAE at Napier

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