Obed Mc Coy gets  second World Cup call up
Vincentian, Obed Mc Coy to replace all-rounder, Jason Holder. (Internet photo)
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May 28, 2024

Obed Mc Coy gets second World Cup call up

Vincentian, Obed Mc Coy, may be on show an home turf after being called up to replace all-rounder, Jason Holder for the 2024 ICC Men’s T/20 World Cup, some matches being scheduled for the Arnos Vale Playing Field in a matter of days. Mc Coy was left out of the original 15- member squad.

It is the second time for the 27 year old left arm fast bowler to play in the World Cup, having had his first outing in the 2021 edition held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, from October 17 to November 14, 2021.

Jason Holder, out due to injury.
(Internet photo)

In his 34 Twenty/20 Internationals, Mc Coy has scalped 46 wickets at 20.91 runs apiece, and an economy rate of 8.55.

Additionally, Mc Coy has the best bowling figures for a West Indian in the T/20 format, when he took 6/17 versus India on August 1, 2022. In his latest outing for the West Indies in the three match series versus South Africa in Jamaica, May 24, 25 and 26, 2024, Mc Coy had 2/15, 0/32 and 3/39, respectively.

As reported by Cricket West Indies (CWI), Holder picked up an injury during the County Championship, where he was representing Worcestershire.

However, the CWI release stopped short of specifying Holder’s injury or how much recovery time he will require.

But the release indicated that Kyle Mayers, Matthew Forde, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh and Andre Fletcher, were also called up in the event there was an injury in the squad of 15.

All five, like Mc Coy, were part of the just concluded South Africa series.

West Indies is lodged in Group C alongside Papua New Guinea (PNG), Uganda, New Zealand and Afghanistan. Two games are scheduled to be played in Providence, Guyana, against PNG on June 2 , and against Uganda on June 8. They then play New Zealand at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on June 12, 2024, and versus Afghanistan on June 17,2024, in St Lucia.

The World Cup runs from June 1- 29, and will be hosted in the Caribbean and the USA.