Chris Gayle has been left out of the Windies squad for their upcoming T20i series against Bangladesh starting on Tuesday in St. Kitts.

Despite several strong recent performances from Windies skipper Jason Holder wicketkeeper Jeffrey Dujon believes the all-rounder’s lack of genuine pace continues to be a problem for the team.

Former Windies wicketkeeper turned commentator Jeffrey Dujon has hailed the performance of young Windies batsman Shimron Hetmyer as a breath of fresh air.

Coming off what could have been considered two of the best months on the field for West Indies Cricket in a long time, President of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron, thinks this “should create important motivation for the team and the region as the Cricket World Cup 2019 gets closer.”

The Windies leapfrogged Bangladesh in the latest ICC Test ranking following a strong performance in the recently concluded Test series between the teams.

Windies skipper Jason Holder has hailed the team’s strong self-belief following a tight seven-run win over Bangladesh to level the three-game ODI series on Wednesday.

Darren Bravo and CWI have come to an understanding that he won’t be rushed backed into international cricket, while Sunil Narine progress to play the longer formats is under discussion with his representatives according to Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave. 

Windies batting star Chris Gayle remains the only regional player in the top ten list of the world’s richest cricketers.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave has revealed that a number of top international T20 players, previously involved in much-publicised spats with the board, could put themselves in contention for a spot at next year’s ICC World Cup by taking part in the upcoming regional season.

Windies middle order batsman Marlon Samuels was excluded from the 13-man squad named to play Bangladesh in the upcoming ODI matches because of injury. The veteran batsman, who is recovering from a knee injury, is currently undergoing rehabilitation.

West Indies legend Brian Lara has pointed to the performance of the West Indies B squad, in the recently concluded Global T20 Canada tournament, as a good indicator of the growing strength of regional cricket.

Andre Russell and Chris Gayle have been selected to bolster the Windies squad to face Bangladesh team in the first three One Day Internationals that are the start of the regional team’s build-up to the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Windies T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has received permission by the West Indies to stay for another week with Kent in the Vitality T20 Blast in England.

India A made quick work of an easy target to score a five-wicket win over Windies A in the second unofficial Test and secure a 1-0 series lead at Taunton on Friday.

Windies A squandered early momentum to find themselves in a tough position, with India A needing just another 107 runs to win with seven wickets remaining on the final day of the unofficial second Test at Taunton.

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