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West Indies deny an emotional Test recall for Chris Gayle


West Indies selectors, on Friday, refused to recall Chris Gayle in Test cricket on home ground as they announced the squad for the two match Test series against India.

West Indies deny an emotional Test recall for Chris Gayle

 

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The 39-year old legend wished to make a comeback in the elite arena of cricket right after the 2019 World Cup. His announcement provoked immense criticism in and around West Indies.

It can be noted that Gayle, who has 103 Tests under his belt, played the last one in September 2014. He amassed 7,214 longer version runs with a highest score of 333.

In search of future potentials, Caribbean selectors provided a maiden Test call-up to 26-year old Rahkeem Cornwall.

Cornwall has been running impressive performances for Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the West Indies Championship and West Indies ‘A’.

He bagged 260 wickets at 23.90 in 55 first-class games and also have a batting average of 24 including one century and 13 half-centuries.

Robert Haynes, the head of the interim selection panel of Cricket West Indies said, “Rahkeem has been performing consistently over a long period of time and has proven to be a match-winner, so we believe his elevation to the Test squad is merited at this time.

“We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce. He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution.”

West Indies squad for Test series vs India: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.

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