Chris Gayle returns to West Indies T20I squad for Sri Lanka series


Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and skilled quick bowler Fidel Edwards have been named within the West Indies T20I squad to play towards Sri Lanka, marking their return to the worldwide stage.
Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair earns his first West Indies choice and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein will get his first T20I call-up because the Cricket West Indies (CWI) choice panel named the West Indies squads for the CG Insurance T20 International Series and CG Insurance One-Day International Series.
The matches can be performed on the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS).
The T20I matches can be performed below floodlights on March 3, 5 and seven. This T20I series will make historical past as the primary full worldwide matches to be performed by the official West Indies males`s workforce on the CCG. The matches will even be the primary West Indies T20Is to be performed in Antigua since 2013.
West Indies will use these matches to put together and defend their ICC T20 World Cup title when India hosts the event this 12 months.
The CG Insurance ODI Series can be performed on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on March 10, 12 and 14 with the ultimate match scheduled to be a day/evening encounter.
The series varieties a part of the ICC ODI Super League and these three matches present the chance for West Indies to safe their first factors because the workforce tries to qualify mechanically for the 2023 ICC World Cup, to be held in India.
“As we build towards the defence of the T20 World Cup, the opportunity is being taken to determine our best team and squad as we go forward. Chris Gayle has performed very well in recent tournaments and the selection panel thinks that he can still add great value to our team. Fidel Edwards has been selected to give the bowling the potent firepower needed,” mentioned CWI lead selector Roger Harper.
“Jason Holder has shown his all-round value in this format in recent times and after missing a few series he will add depth and experience to the squad. Akeal Hosein performed very well in Bangladesh [ODI Series] and had excellent stats in the CPL so this is an opportunity to see how he equips himself in this format. Kevin Sinclair grabbed our attention in the Super50 Cup back in 2019 and has been consistently economical in the last CPL and the current CG Insurance Super50. He will provide an off-spinning option for the team.”
West Indies squads:
T20I: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair
ODI: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed, Nicolas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, and Kevin Sinclair
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