West Indies Cricket: Chris Gayle Named In Windies ODI Squad For England Series
The 39-year-old huge hitting Jamaican batsman, Chris Gayle is set to make his arrival to the ODI side of West Indies, subsequent to missing the matches against India and Bangladesh.
The Windies selectors reported their squad for the five-match ODI arrangement against England planned to occur after the Test series between the two cricket playing nations.
England are as of now visiting Windies for a three-match Test arrangement, five-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. Two out of the three Tests of the series have finished with the hosts shockingly winning them two.
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Having fixed an unassailable lead of 2-0, Windies will look whitewash England before the ODI arrangement. The ODI group which was declared today incorporates Chris Gayle, who is making his arrival to the group after a long break.
Chris Gayle last played an ODI for Windies route back in July 2018, be that as it may, the Universe Boss had been playing in the T20 classes everywhere throughout the world while avoiding worldwide cricket.
Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne said:
“As we continue our Cricket World Cup preparations, the upcoming series against the top ranked ODI side is a great opportunity for us to gauge where we are as a team. This allows us to identify any areas that need addressing relating to selection and also helps the coaching staff to fine tune their game strategy,”
“We welcome the return of Chris Gayle who missed the last two series and Ashley Nurse from injury. We are pleased to introduce Nicholas Pooran to the ODI squad for the first time. He is clearly a young player with undoubted talent and we believe he can add value to our middle order. Shannon Gabriel remains very much in our World Cup plans but with a heavy workload expected in the Test series he will be considered for selection later in the ODI series,”
The left-hand batsman has hit 9,727 runs in 284 ODI matches and in the last ODI series he played against England, he scored at an average of 43.25, so it will be intriguing to see how he performs versus a similar opposition this time.
West Indies ODI Squad:
- Ashley Nurse
- Christopher Gayle
- Darren Bravo
- Devendra Bishoo
- Evin Lewis
- Fabian Allen
- Jason Holder (Capt.)
- Keemo Paul
- Kemar Roach
- Nicholas Pooran
- Oshane Thomas
- Rovman Powell
- Shai Hope
- Shimron Hetmyer
Taking a gander at how the Windies overwhelmed the Test series, the home team would look rehash a similar execution against the best ODI group on the planet, England. The first ODI coordinate among England and West Indies will happen on twentieth February.
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