West Indian dashng Opener Chris Gayle has been left out of the West Indies ODI team that wil tour India early next month. Gayle has been still recovering from a hamstring njury he suffered during the test series against Bangladesh.

Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor were called into the 15 member squad led by Dwayne Bravo. Other players who have been left out are batsman Kirk Edwards and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller.

Samuels and Smith had missed the series against New Zealand and Bangladesh earlier this year. Taylor, however, is making a return after four years of struggle with injuries. West Indies play India in a five match ODI series that begins on October 8 in Kochi.

West Indies squad for India ODIs:

Dwayne Bravo (capt), Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.