Windies squad announced for Bangladesh T20Is

A 13-member Windies squad has been announced for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh which begins in St. Kitts on Tuesday (July 31). Windies’ world cup hero Marlon Samuels makes a return to the squad after missing the ODI series due to a knee injury. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ উইন্ডিজের টি-টোয়েন্টি দল ঘোষণা, নেই গেইল]

Windies squad announced for Bangladesh T20Is

However, Surprisingly there is no place for Chris Gayle who scored a half-century in a losing cause in the third ODI against Bangladesh in the squad.

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On the other hand, Chadwick Walton and Sheldon Cottrell who weren’t part of the Windies squad that played against the ICC World XI at the Lord’s a few days back, have been included in the 13-member squad.

Although was not part of the recently concluded ODI series against Bangladesh, Cottrell was in the ODI squad and played the final match  of the series in which he finished with figures of 1 for 59.

Meanwhile, the chairman of selectors says Gayle has been rested to give an opportunity to Cottrell. He said, “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.”

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.Bangladesh T20I squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed Rahi, Ariful Haque

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