Destructive Windies opener Lewis pulls out of India tour citing personal reasons

Guwahati, October 17 (PTI) The struggles of the West Indies suffered another blow on Wednesday when starter Evin Lewis withdrew from the limited part of the India tour, citing personal reasons.

Lewis recently rejected a central contract offered by Cricket West Indies, which may make him more available to leagues around the world, following in the footsteps of Chris Gayle and other stars in the region.

Gayle, who is playing the Afghan Premier League in Sharjah, had already achieved the same was not available for the five ODIs and three ODIs in India.

Lewis & # 39; would have been useful in India, having played for the Indians of Mumbai in the IPL. He has two hundred ODIs in 35 games and most in T20 format in only 17 games.

Kieran Powell will replace Lewis in ODIs and Nicholas Pooran in the T20s.

The pacemaker without hoods in which Obed McCoy has worked "both squads.

" Powell and Pooran have been asked to replace Evin Lewis in the ODI and T20I squads; while McCoy will replace Alzarri Joseph, who remains under observation for his return to full fitness, "read a statement from Cricket West Indies

The five-game ODI against India begins in Guwahati on October 21.

West Indies Squadron (ODI) revised: Jason Holder (Captain), Fabian Allen
Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels and Oshane Thomas.

T20 squad: Carlos Brathwaite (Captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford and Oshane Thomas

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