West Indies resist sentimental Gayle Test recall to face India

West Indies Announce Test Squad For India Series

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Despite the second of the two-Test series against India being played at his home ground of Sabina Park in Jamaica from Aug 30-Sept 3, it looks like Gayle's final worldwide appearance in the Caribbean will instead be on Wednesday in the third One-day global at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain. It is also highly expected that Navdeep Saini would be preferred over Khaleel Ahmed who conceded 27 runs in his three overs - taking some stick from Evin Lewis.

In fact, former pace great Curtly Ambrose in an interview with the had said that if Gayle is selected, it will be a step in backward direction. This milestone stood for nearly 26 years as Miandad played his last ODI against West Indies in 1993. "In terms of Test matches for me is a no no", Ambrose had said back then.

First, it was reduced to 43-overs a side game before rain once again played spoilsport. "The more stops you have, the more you want to be careful to ensure that the players don't injure themselves", Kohli said in a post-match presentation.

Before being recalled into India's limited-over squads, batsman Shreyas Iyer had opened up on learning from captain Virat Kohli, wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

This means, Cornwall-who has bagged a total of 260 wickets in 55 first-class matches- can make his long-awaited Test debut on home soil.

The 39-year-old veteran Jamaican sits alongside the iconic Brian Lara on 299 ODIs and will secure the record as his own once he suits up for the contest at Queen's Park Oval.

However, he was dismissed without adding to that score in the very next over, trapped leg-before by right-arm fast-medium bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar to have the West Indies at 45 for one in the tenth over replying to India's total of 279 for seven.

"We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce". "But we do not think he is ready yet to last five days of a gruelling Test match".

"He represents a key part of West Indies future and we do not want to rush him back".

Keemo Paul, who had come in as a replacement for the injured Jason Holder in the third Test, also retains his place in the side.

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