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Gayle, Edwards in T20 squad to face Sri Lanka

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:12 AM
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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.

SQUADS:

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.