Gayle, one in all cricket‘s international superstars, was named within the 14-man squad for the three-game sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka which begins in Antigua on Wednesday.
The charismatic Gayle needs to assist steer West Indies to a profitable defence of their World Twenty20 title in India in October and November.
The Jamaican opening batsman performed the final of his 58 T20 internationals in opposition to England on house turf in March 2019.
He has made 1,627 runs within the format with a highest rating of 117 at a median of over 32.
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“As we construct in the direction of the defence of the T20 World Cup, the chance is being taken to decide our greatest group and squad as we go ahead,” stated chief selector Roger Harper.
“Chris Gayle has carried out very properly in current tournaments and the choice panel thinks that he can nonetheless add nice worth to our group.”
Gayle has been enjoying within the Pakistan Super League however will break off to resume his worldwide profession within the three video games in opposition to Sri Lanka happening on March 3, 5 and seven.
Also again in favour is 39-year-old quick bowler Fidel Edwards, who hasn’t performed for the West Indies since 2012.
“Fidel Edwards has been chosen to give the bowling the potent firepower wanted,” Harper added.
The three-game floodlight sequence would be the first T20 internationals to be performed on the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Three ODIs may even be performed in Antigua on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on March 10, 12 and 14.
All-rounder Andre Russell is recovering from contracting COVID-19 earlier this month, and regardless of testing adverse over per week in the past has been dominated out of the T20 sequence.
A West Indies spokesman added that quick bowlers Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas, together with batsman Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounder Roston Chase have all failed to attain the minimal health normal in time to be thought-about for choice.
T20 squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair.