Windies have added left-arm pacer Obed McCoy to their squad for the remaining two T20Is against England, replacing the injured Andre Russell.


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McCoy, 22, made his ODI debut in Windies' tour to India in October 2018, picking up four wickets in two games. He will be joining his teammates in St. Kitts where the last two T20Is are scheduled (March 8 and 10). While the 22-year-old is yet to play a T20 international, he has already been tipped as one of the brightest talents coming out of the Caribbean.

As of now, he has only played three first-class matches where he has averaged 40.20 with an economy of 3.58. In T20 though, he has been represented St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League since 2017, while also playing for West Indies B in The Global T20 Canada. He has picked 10 wickets from 10 T20 matches at 26.80.

Having flown to St. Kitts on Wednesday, the left-arm pacer will replace Andre Russell who had to pull out from the series due to an adverse reaction to a medical procedure done in Dubai before he flew to the Caribbean, as stated by Cricket West Indies in a media release.

England won the first of their three T20I matches with four wickets and lead the series 1-0.

Squad for the second and third T20Is: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas.