WI Vs SL: Gayle returns to West Indies team after two years, Edwards gets chance after 8 years


WI Vs SL: Star opener Chris Gayle and veteran fast bowler Fidel Edwards return to the Caribbean team for the limited overs series to be held with Sri Lanka. Chris Gayle has got a chance in the team for the first time since 2019. At the same time, Fidel Edwards will get a chance to play T20 matches for West Indies after 8 years.

Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair and left arm spinner Akil Hussain are the new faces in this team. The Sri Lankan team will be on the Windies tour next month and its matches will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

T20 matches will be played on 3, 5 and 7 March in Floodlight. This T20 series will be the first full international series played by the official West Indies men’s team in the CCG. Also, for the first time after 2013, a T20 match will be played in Antiga.

The West Indies will use these matches to prepare for their ICC T20 World Cup title and defend the title. India has to host this tournament this year. The CG Insurance ODI series will be played on March 10, 12 and 14 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in which the final match will be of Day-Night.

West Indies Team:

T20: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeel Hussain, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rowman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.

ODI: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeel Hussain, Aljari Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Meyer, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Poran, Romario Shepherd and Kevin Sinclair

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