Sunday 29 March, 2020

Do you support dropping Hetmyer and Lewis for failing fitness tests?

The dropping of Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis from the West Indies squad for the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series in Sri Lanka has been one of the biggest talking points in sports in the region.

Cricket West Indies selector Roger Harper stated that the pair failed to meet new “minimum fitness requirements."

Three weeks before the 15-man squad for the three ODIs was named, 28-year-old Lewis of Trinidad and Tobago had scored 102 and 99 not out during his side’s 2-1 series win over Ireland last month. His average was 104, and he was the man of the series. Lewis has scored 1,610 runs in 51 ODIs.

The 23-year-old Hetmyer of Guyana has scored five ODI centuries from only 45 appearances, averaging 36.66.

Interestingly, six days ago Hetmyer earned a recall to the West Indies squad scheduled to play two Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on March 4 and 6 following the ODI series. There is still no recall for Lewis.

Loop News went on the streets and asked: “Do you support the dropping of Shimron Hetmyer and Evin Lewis from the West Indies squad for failing fitness tests."

Check out the responses in the video edited by Marlon Reid.

 

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