West Indies prolific opener Chris Gayle will feature in the upcoming ODI series against India. The veteran had earlier announced that he would retire from ODIs post the World Cup. But, later on, he took a sharp U-turn stating that he would like to play the home series against India.
All-rounder Roston Chase, John Cambell and Keemo Paul have been named in the 14-member ODI squad. Cambell was impressive in his last outing at the international circuit. He was part of a world record- opening stand of 179 runs along with Shai Hopes in Dublin against Ireland.
Fit-again Cambell is back in the ODI squad
He sustained an injury in the latter half of the series and didn’t take any further part in the tri-series. Both Chase and Cambell were left out of the Windies World Cup squad. The side led by Jason Holder managed to win just 2 games in the marquee event. They came very close to beating Australia and New Zealand but the side failed to provide the knock-out punch.
Brathwaite to lead in T20Is
In the T20s, Carlos Brathwaite will take charge of things and there are a few heavyweights in the squad to take on a strong Indian side. The T20I series will be followed by ODIs and we will be moving on to the Test matches in the second half of the itinerary.
West Indies ODI squad: Jason Holder (capt), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
West Indies T20I squad: (Squad for the first two T20Is) John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Keemo Paul, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Anthony Bramble, Andre Russell, Khary Pierre