Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels Set For West Indies Return

Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels Set For West Indies Return

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels are set to play ODI cricket for the West Indies, after both were selected in the squad for the series in England in September.

Gayle last played an ODI in March 2015, and Samuels in October 2016.

The call-ups follow a change in policy from Cricket West Indies, which had previously stipulated that players could only be selected in formats in which they were playing the corresponding domestic tournament.

“With regards to the selection of the ODI squad, the panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team,” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said.

“Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England. Narine has however confirmed his desire to play 50-over cricket again but has asked to play in our Regional Super50 before he is considered and Darren said he was not available for selection. Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100 per cent fit, but is looking at a possible return to international cricket next year.”

Jerome Taylor, who last played an ODI in June 2016, has also been picked after playing West Indies’ one-off T20 international against India in Jamaica in June.

West Indies have one ODI against Ireland in Stormont on September 13, followed by five against England, from September 19 to 29.

SQUAD

Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder (capt), Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams

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