West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors have announced a 14-man squad for the upcoming tri-series involving Australia and South Africa. To no one's surprise, WICB selectors have omitted some big names like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and T20 captain Darren Sammy.
Sunil Narine has made his way back into the West Indies squad for the first time since November 2015. Narine has been out of action since he was suspended for an illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Narine re-modeled his bowling action and underwent a test at the ICC facilitated center in Chennai and was cleared last month just ahead of IPL 2016. Narine is currently playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Just like Narine, Kieron Pollard was also recalled for the forthcoming tri-series against Australia and South Africa in the Caribbean islands. Pollard had pulled out of the ICC World T20 2016 because of an injury. But, he has put up a good show for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2016.
Pollard also has not played for West Indies since November 2015 and the last time he played an ODI for his national side was back in October 2014.
Two uncapped players -- Ashley Nurse and Shannon Gabriel -- have also been added to the 14-man squad.
Jason Holder will be leading the charge during the tri-series, which is scheduled to start in Guyana from June 3.
West Indies Squad for tri-series: Jason Holder (c), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.