Cricket: Gayle to miss ODI series

By David Leggat

Chris Gayle. Photo / Getty Images
Chris Gayle. Photo / Getty Images

Classy allrounder Dwayne Bravo will lead the West Indies during the limited overs leg of their New Zealand tour.

But champion opener Chris Gayle will not be coming.

Gayle injured a hamstring on the West Indies tour of India last month and has not recovered, while big-hitting allrounder Kieron Pollard is also missing due to having treatment on knee injury.

Gayle's absence will be a blow for the tourists and for New Zealand Cricket, who will have seen the tall Jamaican as a crowd puller.

Nine of the test squad will stay on for the five ODIs, starting at Eden Park on Boxing Day - including test captain Darren Sammy, key batsmen Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels, and clever spinner Sunil Narine, while a fresh squad for the two T20s which conclude the tour will be named closer to the time.

West Indies squad: Dwayne Bravo ©, Johnson Charles, Kirk Edwards, Kieron Powell, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Narsingh Deonarine, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Tino Best, Ravi Rampaul.

- NZ Herald

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