Samuels, Russell return for WI
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC):
Fit-again all-rounders Marlon Samuels and AndrÈ Russell have returned to the West Indies Twenty20 side, while talisman Chris Gayle has been rested, in a 13-man squad named to face Bangladesh in the three-match Twenty20 International series starting here tonight.
The squad, belatedly announced yesterday and almost 24 hours before the first game at Warner Park here, sees little change from the unit, which contested the Hurricane Relief T20 at Lord's earlier this year.
Veteran Samuels and fellow Jamaican star Russell have both recovered from injury to take their place in the squad. While Samuel missed the preceding one-day series, Russell played the first game before being forced to miss the remaining two fixtures.
Opener Gayle, who gathered 142 runs in the ODI series, will sit out the rubber that features the last two matches at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, United States.
SQUAD - Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Denesh Ramdin, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Ashley Nurse, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.