West Indies pick Narine in World T20 squad

Sunil Narine was earlier picked for the 2015 World Cup squad before he withdrew citing the need to work on his action © AFP

Offspinner Sunil Narine, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket due to an illegal action in November last year, has been named in West Indies’ squad for the upcoming World Twenty20, which will start from March 8 in India. The squad will be led by Darren Sammy.

Narine was reported for a suspect action during the third ODI on West Indies’ tour to Sri Lanka in November. An independent assessment revealed that all variations of his deliveries exceeded the 15-degree limit.

The offspinner was also picked in West Indies’ squad for the 2015 World Cup but later withdrew to work on his bowling action, which was reported during the 2014 Champions League T20.

The squad for India features 11 players who were part of West Indies’ title win in 2012. The new faces include West Indies’ Test and ODI captain Jason Holder, who is a part of a World T20 squad for the first time, and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn who has not represented West Indies in the format since January 2015. Andre Fletcher and Jerome Taylor are the two other players who were not part of the 2012 squad.

West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor

More to follow

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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