Chris Gayle Back In The West Indies T20 Squad For Series Against Sri Lanka
Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards have been named in the West Indies T20I squad to play against Sri Lanka, marking their return to the international stage.
Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair earns his first West Indies selection and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein gets his first T20I call-up as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel named the West Indies squads for the CG Insurance T20 International Series and CG Insurance One-Day International Series.
The matches will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (SVRS).
The T20I matches will be played under floodlights on March 3, 5, and 7. This T20I series will make history as the first full international matches to be played by the official West Indies men's team at the CCG. The matches will also be the first West Indies T20Is to be played in Antigua since 2013.
West Indies will use these matches to prepare and defend their ICC T20 World Cup title when India hosts the tournament this year.
The CG Insurance ODI Series will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on March 10, 12 and 14 with the final match scheduled to be a day/night encounter.