Windies have named two different squads for the upcoming five-match ODI and three-match T20I series against India following the Test series.
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle has declined the selection for the upcoming ODI series against India and Bangladesh. However, he will be available for the series against England and the World Cup next year. Furthermore, Gayle played his last List A game for Jamaica leading the team to a win with a beautiful century.
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Although it will be a huge blow for the side, but Windies are looking at this as a platform for some youngsters. Chandrapaul Hemraj – a 25-year-old opener from Guyana – got his debut call alongside all-rounder Fabian Allen and pacer Oshane Thomas, who recently impressed at the CPL with 18 wickets. Sunil Ambris, who made his Test debut earlier against New Zealand and is currently featuring in the Tests in India, has also made it to the ODIs.
Andre Russell, the dynamic all-rounder also misses out from the ODI squad due to injury. However, he is likely to be fit ahead of the T20Is starting from November 4.
Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo, who had a tussle with a Windies board have found a place in the T20Is. Pollard’s last T20I appearance came a year ago in 2017 while Bravo last played in 2014. Moreover, the southpaw hasn’t played international cricket since 2016.
ODI squad: Jason Holder (c), Fabian Allen, Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas