Jason Holder, Alzari Joseph will return home early after WC qualifying to handle the workload before the series in India

Jason Holder and Alzarry Joseph will leave the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier early. They will miss the last two Super Six matches on their return to the Caribbean, Cricket West Indies (CWI) tweeted.

This is to manage their workload ahead of the Test series against India. Men’s team lead selector Desmond Haynes said Holder and Joseph are key West Indies players, and the decision was made in the best interest of the team.

Jason and Alzarri are two of our top bowlers in all formats, Haynes said in a statement.

We have a full schedule for the upcoming series against India, where we start the new ICC World Test Championship, followed by ODIs and five T20Is. So we had a dialogue and it was decided that the best move at this point would be to get our two top bowlers from Zimbabwe back early. The series against India will begin with a two-match Test series starting in the Dominican Republic on July 12, followed by a second game in Port of Spain on July 20.

The Test matches will be followed by three ODIs and five T20Is, the last of which will be played at Lauderhill in the United States on August 13.

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