Kieron Pollard included in West Indies squad for upcoming triangular series

Pollard, who missed the World Twenty20 citing a knee injury, is a veteran of 91 one-day internationals (ODIs), with a batting average of 25.20 and a strike-rate of more than 93.

Reuters| Updated: May 19, 2016, 10:12 AM IST
Kieron Pollard included in West Indies squad for upcoming triangular series

Big-hitting Kieron Pollard was recalled to the West Indies squad announced on Wednesday for next month`s triangular one-day series against Australia and South Africa.

The squad also includes five members of the team that won last month`s World Twenty20 in India, notably the heroes of the deciding match against England, Carlos Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels.

Pollard, who missed the World Twenty20 citing a knee injury, is a veteran of 91 one-day internationals (ODIs), with a batting average of 25.20 and a strike-rate of more than 93.

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who has played in 16 test matches, and off-spinner Ashley Nurse have also been named, and are set to make their ODI debuts for West Indies.

Notably absent from the squad is veteran all-rounder Chris Gayle, who has played 269 ODIs with his last appearance in the format coming in March 2015.

The series starts in Guyana (June 3-7), moves to St Kitts (June 11-15), before concluding in Barbados (June 19-26).

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor