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Gayle recalled by WI after two years

  • Published at 04:40 pm February 27th, 2021
Chris Gayle

Gayle last played for the WI in an ODI against India in 2019 in what the 41-year old then described as his last international appearance

Opener Chris Gayle is set to play his first match for the West Indies in two years after he and veteran fast bowler Fidel Edwards were recalled for the three-match home Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka next week.

Former captain Gayle last played for the West Indies in a one-day international against India in 2019 in what the 41-year old then described as his last international appearance.

The swashbuckling batsman has kept himself busy in Twenty20 leagues across the world and played two matches for Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing Pakistan Super League before returning to Antigua.

Fast bowler Edwards, 39, has been recalled for potentially his first match for the West Indies in more than eight years.

Antigua's Coolidge Cricket Ground will make its international debut hosting the three Twenty20 matches between March 3 and 7.

Gayle, currently in Bangladesh playing for Chattogram Challengers, informed that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time in the BPL, and also praised the crowd for their support over the years

Posted by Sports Tribune on Thursday, 9 January 2020

The teams will also play three one-dayers and two Tests later in the series.

Test captain Jason Holder has been included in both the white-ball teams, but all-rounder Andre Russell has been left out as he recovers from catching Covid-19 this month.

Jamaican Russell has tested negative but must complete the board's return-to-play protocols before he can be considered for selection.

T20 squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair

ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair

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