Hard hitting batsman Carlos Braithwaite has been recalled to the Windies squad for the ODIs against England, slated to begin on the 20th of February. 

Injuries to Rovman Powell and Keemo Paul also sees Sheldon Cottrell make a return, while opening batsman John Campbell, who impressed in the recent Test series, gets his maiden white ball call-up. The other significant changes will see Evan Lewis left out due to a groin injury while Shannon Gabriel misses out serving his four-match suspension. 


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"With our squad suffering from a few players with injuries even before a ball is bowled, an opportunity presents itself for other players to make a claim for World Cup spots. After a good showing as an opener in the Test matches, John Campbell - a Fearless and attacking opening batter - will replace Evin Lewis who had to be withdrawn from the squad with a groin injury," Windies chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said.

He added "Carlos Brathwaite who last played in the World Cup qualifiers and who was a replacement in the last ODI series in Bangladesh will also join the squad along with Sheldon Cottrell who last played against Bangladesh last year in the Caribbean. They will replace Rovman Powell And Keemo Paul who are also both sidelined with injuries.

"The panel take this opportunity to wish the injured players a speedy recovery and to wish the team success in the upcoming ODIs."

West Indies squad for first two ODIs: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas