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Samuels returns for India series

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Samuels

Middle-order batsman, Marlon Samuels, has been included in the West Indies one-day squad for their upcoming tour of India.

The stylish right-hander, who was dropped from the regional team in June after a poor run of form, returns to the 15-man squad, which will be without flambouyant opener, Chris Gayle.

Gayle, according to a West Indies Cricket Board release, is "rehabilitating from an injury".

The squad, which will again be led by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, also sees a return for left-handed Guyanese batsman, Leon Johnson, who made his Test debut two weeks ago.

The 27-year-old Johnson who made 66 and 41 in the second and final Test against Bangladesh has in the past represented the West Indies in three one-dayers, the last of which came against Canada six years ago.

The squad, in the meantime, contains the all the players who participated in the recent home one-day series against Bangladesh, which the West Indies won three-nil.

The West Indies, while on tour of India, are scheduled to play five one-dayers, a one-off Twenty20 international and three Tests.

WI one-day squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Darren Bravo, Jason Holder ,Leon Johnson, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, André Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.