According to chief selector Desmond Haynes, they chose Roston because his versatility allows him to be used at any stage in the game
Roston Chase has been named to play in Proteas T20Is instead of the injured Obed McCoy. Chase is an all-rounder who is a member of the West Indies Twenty20 International team.
Left-arm seamer Obed McCoy was initially part of the squad that will play against South Africa from March 25 to 28th. He has been ruled out through injury after failing a late fitness test. It has been revealed that the 26-year-old McCoy is suffering from a knee injury.
Chase is a good option because he was part of the Test series and he is an established member of the One-Day International team. His experience is an advantage because he already has chemistry with his teammates.
According to chief selector Desmond Haynes, they chose Roston because his versatility allows him to be used at any stage in the game. Haynes also sent a word of encouragement for Obed. He wished him a quick recovery and successful rehabilitation process. He said that he cannot wait to see him in West Indies colors.
McCoy started playing for the West Indies five years ago. He has played 27 T20Is. He has had an impressive career, having claimed 38 wickets at an average of approximately 20 and an economy rate of eight.
On the other hand, Chase has recorded 64 runs and six wickets in only six T20Is.
The players will first play in a One-Day International series that will last for three days before moving on to the T20 series. The three-match series will happen from March 16-21.
The squad will include: Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell (captain), Yannic Cariah, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Odean Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers (vice captain), Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Johnson Charles, Raymon Reifer, Sheldon Cottrell and Shamarh Brooks.