St. John’s: A three-match T20 series is to be played between Sri Lanka and West Indies from March 3. The West Indies have announced their T20 for this series. Very surprising changes have been seen in the selected team.
Gayle returns after 2 years
Veteran batsman Chris Gayle has returned to the West Indies T20 squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka starting on March 3 after two years.
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Gayle last played T20 cricket for West Indies against India in August 2019. In this match, Chris Gayle scored 72 runs in 41 balls.
Gayle has been included in the 14-man squad led by Kieron Pollard. He recently performed brilliantly in Pakistan Super League and IPL.
Cricket West Indies ‘chief selector Roger Harper said in a release,’ Chris Gayle has performed brilliantly in recent tournaments. The selection committee feels that their experience will be very useful to the team. We want to field our best team in view of the T20 World Cup ‘.
Edwards got a chance after 9 years
39-year-old fast bowler Fidel Edwards has also returned to the team after nine years.
The matches of the three-match series will be played on March 3, five and seven. The Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antiga will also be its debut in international cricket.
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The selection committee also announced the team for the ODI series from 1 to 14 March.
T20 team: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeel Hussain, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
One day team: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shay Hope, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeel Hussain, Aljari Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Myers, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair.