Cricket West Indies (CWI) have also named a 10-man list of reserve
players for the upcoming tournament in England, with the main squad
currently at a training camp in Southampton where they will be until
Bravo 'officially retired' from international cricket last October
and hasn't played an ODI since October 2014, while Pollard's last ODI
was three years ago back in 2016.
As part of the camp, the Windies will play a warm-up fixture against
Australia at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday having just come off the back of
a tri-series in Ireland.
The CEO of CWI, Johnny Grave, revealed the motivation behind
undergoing the training camp, revealing that acclimatisation is the main
"We are very grateful to Hampshire CCC for agreeing to host us at the
Ageas Bowl and to Cricket Australia for agreeing the additional warm-up
game," Grave said.
"Due to the commitments and promises made, to both our players and
the BCCI, this is the first time that our entire World Cup squad can get
together since the IPL finished.
"We are confident that these additional five days of training and the
extra warm-up game will mean that our players will be ready to perform
at their best in our opening match against Pakistan on the May 31.
"The choice of players in the reserve list is to really cover our
bases and ensure we have a good balance in the pool of players that can
be selected if replacements are required.
"We think the skill-set in this pool is strong, with a good blend of
experience and upcoming young players who can be ready to contribute if
and when required."
The Caribbean-side kick-off their World Cup campaign on May 31 at
Trent Bridge, where they face Pakistan who are fresh off the back of a
4-0 drubbing by England.
West Indies World Cup squad:
Jason Holder (captain),
Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Shai Hope (wk),
Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley
Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran.
Reserve players: Sunil Ambris, Dwayne Bravo, John
Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul,
Khary Pierre, Raymon Reifer, Kieron Pollard.