Chris Gayle won’t be part of the West Indies squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after the burly left-hander made himself unavailable for selection for the tour. The West Indies selectors name Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph and Kraigg Brathwaite in the One-Day International (ODI) squad on Monday (September 5).
The selectors also showed faith in the abilities of Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell and named them in the 15-member Twenty20 International (T20I) squad. There were two changes in the West Indies side that took on India in the T20I series in Florida with Gayle and Lendl Simmons (medical issues) missing out.
Jerome Taylor, who retired from Test cricket ahead of the four-match series against India, has returned to the T20I fold while the selection committee continued to ignore Darren Sammy.
Ashley Nurse found a berth in the 15-member ODI team as the selectors decided to include three spinners in the squad. There was, however, no place for Roston Chase in either of the squad despite his impressive returns in the Test series against India.
West Indies are scheduled to play three T20Is, three ODIs and three Tests in the series against Pakistan starting from September 23. Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the venues for the series.
West Indies ODI squad: Jason Holder (capt), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels.
West Indies T20I squad: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton.