Last day, the Windies Cricket Board has announced their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. The squad looks pretty strong with the players being consistent enough in the recent past. The major surprise in the last was the missing names of Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard, who are plying their trade in IPL 2019.
Sunil Narine has been opening the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders and also delivering the much-needed four overs for the team in the death overs. However, he hasn’t been that effective, which he used to be with the ball.
I would have loved to play World Cup – Sunil Narine
Meanwhile, speaking of the world cup selection, the flamboyant cricketer quoted that he is happy, as the selectors of Windies have consulted him for the upcoming grand event. He expressed his delight for that but, he couldn’t hand his services, as his finger isn’t ready yet.
“I’m really happy that the selectors considered me,” Narine told ESPNcricinfo. “It shows they have faith in me. I haven’t played international cricket in so long and this shows how much they want me to come back. But I don’t feel my finger is quite ready for ODI cricket. I can get through a T20 where I bowl just four overs. But even that isn’t easy and I need help from the physio. It’s holding me back from playing international cricket. I wouldn’t be able to do myself or the team justice.”
The all-rounder, who is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders quoted that his finger has been troubling him for a long time and not sure, whether he can bowl 10 overs on a trot. Narine wants to play the International cricket for Windies but only after he manages his finger, as he wants to give his 100% for the team.
“It was good to have some conversations with them and I feel we’re all on the same page going forward,” said Narine, about his talks with the selectors. “I would have loved to play in the World Cup. I have missed international cricket and I’ve missed representing West Indies. It’s where my heart lies.”
Well, it seems like Sunil Narine is really wanting to play for Windies in international cricket. However, as he said, it is tough to play in international games, when you are not 100% fit. Hopefully, he gets in there quickly following his recovery from the finger injury.