Narine, Gayle back in West Indies squad for ICC World Twenty20 2016
West Indies have named the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India in March with Sunil Narine also named in the Darren Sammy-led side on Friday (January 29).
Narine was reported for suspect action in November last year during the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. The off-spinner is expected to undergo testing at the Loughborough University facility in England.
Narine has had problems with his action and has been reported in the Indian Premier League and the Champions League T20. He was named in the squad for the ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand but later withdrew his name.
As many as 11 members are there in the squad that won the tournament in 2012 in Sri Lanka. Chris Gayle, who last played for West Indies in March last year, also has been named in the squad that also features the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell, who has done really well in the game's shortest format for various franchises across the globe.Jason Holder too has been named in the squad while Marlon Samuels will play as a pure batsman after he was banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months in December last year.
Samuel Badree, the leg-spinner who has played just T20Is for West Indies, returns to the mix of things after July 2014. He's the No. 1 ranked bowler in the ICC Bowler's rankings and has played 22 T20Is, bagging 35 wickets at an average of 14.96 and an economy of 5.39
West Indies have done well in the last two editions - winning the tournament in 2012 and then reached the semi-finals in 2014. They'll participate in training camp in the United Arab Emirates from February 22.
Squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.