Cricket West Indies (CWI) Selection Panel has called up Obed McCoy for the second and third matches in the Sandals Twenty20 International Series against England.
McCoy, the 22-year-old left-arm fast bowler, replaces Andre Russell, who has been forced to pull out after a recurrence of a long-standing knee problem.
The left-arm fast bowler will join the squad in St Kitts, where the matches will be played on Friday and Sunday at the Warner Park. First ball daily is 16:00h (3pm Jamaica Time/8pm GMT).
McCoy, blessed with pace, control and one of the best slower balls in the business, has long been seen as one of the most exciting bowling prospects in the Caribbean. He made his international debut in India in October and, while he has played just three First-Class games, impressed with St Lucia Stars in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and for West Indies B in the Global T20 Canada.
He played for the University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI in the limited-overs warm-up match in Barbados in February and, having flown into St Kitts on Wednesday, is expected to be available for the final two matches of the T20I series against England.