WI vs AUS: Hosein, Sinclair called up for fourth, fifth T20Is

Left-arm spinner Hosein and off-spinner Sinclair come into the squad as replacements for Shimron Hetmyer and Obed McCoy, who have minor injuries.

Kevin Sinclair

FILE PHOTO: Kevin Sinclair of West Indies celebrates a dismissal during the Sri Lanka T20 series at Coolidge Cricket Ground on March 7, 2021.   -  AFP

Spinners Akeal Hosein and Kevin Sinclair have been drafted into the West Indies squad for the last two T20s against Australia, the selection committee announced on Wednesday.

Left-arm spinner Hosein and off-spinner Sinclair come into the squad as replacements for Shimron Hetmyer and Obed McCoy, who have minor injuries.

West Indies has already won the first three matches to hold an unassailable lead in the five-match series.

West Indies has an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match CG Insurance Series.

"We took the decision to rest players who have picked up some niggles and give opportunities to other players in the squad," said lead selector Roger Harper.

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"The team has played really well to win the first three matches and the series -- they have played good cricket in every department.

"The aim is to continue to build on the momentum created and strive to win the remaining games.

"Winning builds confidence from a team perspective and will give the players greater belief in the roles they are playing. So, it is important to keep winning."

The matches will be played under lights at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium on Wednesday and Friday.

West Indies will defend its World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

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