Gayle fit to face England

  • Last Updated: March 6 2014, 13:36 GMT

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will return from injury, as expected, to face England in three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados.

Chris Gayle: Fit to face England
Chris Gayle: Fit to face England

The Windies' destructive opener had to miss the one-day international series defeat against the same opponents in Antigua, because of soreness in his hip.

But the indications were always strong that he would be back in time for the three short-format matches at the Kensington Oval, the first on Sunday, before both countries head east for the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed its 15-man squad on Thursday to face England, unsurprisingly identical to the one selected by the reigning champions for the World Twenty20.

West Indies Twenty20 squad (v England): D Sammy (Captain), S Badree, DJ Bravo, J Charles, S Cottrell, A Fletcher, C Gayle, S Narine, D Ramdin (wkt), R Rampaul, A Russell, M Samuels, K Santokie, L Simmons, DR Smith.

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