Chris Gayle rested for T20I series against Bangladesh, Marlon Samuels recalled

Bangladesh and West Indies will play three-match T20I series.

Marlon Samuels | AFP

The explosive Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle was rested from the West Indies' 13-man squad for T20I series against Bangladesh which will kick-off in St. Kitts Today (July 31). Two names which have been recalled in the team are Chadwick Walton and Sheldon Cottrell the three-match T20I series.

Walton has played 18 T20Is in which he could only score 206 runs with an average of 12.88. Cottrell, on the other side, has been featured in 7 T20Is in which he managed to bag 9 wickets. The 28-year-old was the highest wicket-taker in Global T20 league in Canada.

Marlon Samuels has also made a comeback to the West Indies side after being left out of the ODI series because of a knee injury. 

"We have rested Chris Gayle and have added left-arm pacer, Sheldon Cottrell for variety to the bowling attack. The team reflects the last squad that performed well in the charity match in the UK," said Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors.

Windies T20I squad: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Chadwick Walton (wk), Kesrick Williams.


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 31 Jul, 2018

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