Kolkata, Nov 17: West Indies have named their 15-member squad for the five one-day internationals against India starting on Tuesday, November 29th.
Windies selectors have ignored Chris Gayle once again and named 25-year old Jason Mohammad and 23-year old Sunil Narine. Top order batsman Mohammad and spinner Narine were selected after impressive performances in the Regional Super50 tournament, selector Robert Haynes said.
"In the Super50 Jason showed maturity, guts and fight in the way he batted on some difficult pitches," Haynes said.
"He scored vital runs to pull his team out of difficult situations, scored the most runs in the tournament and with the pitches in Guyana not being very different to the pitches in India, it augured well for his selection to the ODI squad.
"Sunil bowled well in Indian conditions in the Champions League for Trinidad and Tobago and then in the Super50 he was exceptional," Haynes said.
"Batsmen have difficulty reading him and we thought that he is deserving of his selection to show his worth against international batsmen."
Chris Gayle has not played since the World Cup this year after clashes with the board
The Darren Sammy-led squad will take on India in the first one-dayer at Cuttack on November 29, followed by matches in Visakhapatnam (December 2), Ahmedabad (December 5), Indore (December 8) and Chennai (December 11).
Squad: Darren Sammy (C), Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Anthony Martin, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.