‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has been recalled into the Windies squad for the first two ODIs in opposition to England in preparation for this yr’s Global Cup.
Gayle ultimate performed an ODI for Windies in the house ODI collection in opposition to Bangladesh in July ultimate yr. The 39-year-old then declined variety for the excursions of India and Bangladesh, elevating considerations that he would possibly run himself out of favour for a Global Cup berth.
Captain Jason Holder, on the other hand, gave the dynamic opener’s potentialities a big shot within the arm by way of providing his reinforce for Gayle’s variety for the ICC tournament so long as the veteran maintained desired ranges of health.
At the side of Gayle, Ashley Nurse additionally makes a comeback to the crew after he needed to pull out of the fourth and the 5th ODI in opposition to India ultimate yr because of a pectoral damage.
Opener Evin Lewis who additionally pulled himself out from the ODI collection in opposition to India makes a comeback to the squad. In the meantime, middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels will stay unavailable because of his knee remedy.
Windies have additionally added Nicholas Pooran within the squad and might be passed his debut ODI cap within the England collection. He used to be prior to now roped in by way of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab for the impending version.
The five-match collection starts in Barbados from February 20.
West Indies squad:
Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.
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