Gayle, Edwards in T20 squad to face Sri Lanka
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):
The aging pair of Chris Gayle and Fidel Edwards have been named in a 14-man West Indies Twenty20 squad announced yesterday to face Sri Lanka in a three-match series starting next week.
The left-handed Gayle, 41, has not played in nearly two years, while the 39-year-old Edwards has not featured for West Indies in nearly a decade.
Uncapped Guyanese off-spinner Kevin Sinclair has been named in both the T20 and One-day squads, which will be led as expected by Kieron Pollard.
However, fast bowlers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas, along with batsman Shimron Hetmyer, and all-rounder Roston Chase, were all overlooked for selection after failing fitness tests.
T20I – Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
ODI – Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair.