West Indies have named the ODI squad for the My Team 11 series against India. Opener John Campbell, all-rounders Keemo Paul and Roston Chase are recalled in to the 14-man squad.
The most notable member of the squad is self proclaimed “Universe Boss”, Chis Gayle. Gayle, who was supposed to retire after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, extended his ODI career saying he would be available for the India tour.
This came a few days after India announced their squad for the entire tour.
“Chris is a very valuable player and he brings a lot of experience, a lot of knowledge, he lends a lot to any dressing room and it is great to have him in the squad,” interim West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer was quoted as saying in a press release by Cricket West Indies.
Reifer said Campbell, Chase and Paul have been brought back to add more balance to the squad, whilst Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel and Ashley Nurse have all missed out on selection, and the rest of the 2019 World Cup squad remained in place.
“We have a mixture of some experienced and young ODI players. It is good to have Keemo, John and Roston back, and they will help to bring further balance to the team. Looking ahead to the series, I think we have a lot to build upon following the World Cup. We have retained a large number of players from the World Cup squad, so there is a lot to build on and I am looking forward to the Series,” Reifer said.
West Indies and India will play a three match ODI series from August 8 to August 14, the first of which will be played at the Guyana National Stadium while the second and third at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
West Indies ODI squad-
John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmeyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Chris Gayle, Sheldon Cotrell, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Jason Holder (c), Kemar Roach.