Paul returns but Gayle absent as West Indies names squad for second India Test

West Indies has named its squad for the second and final Test against India, with all-rounder Keemo Paul returning from an ankle injury.

Keemo Paul in ODI action against India   -  Getty Images

Keemo Paul has returned to West Indies' squad for its second and final Test against India, though there is no place for Chris Gayle.

Windies all-rounder Paul was forced to sit out the first Test – which India won by 318 runs – due to an ankle injury but will be fit to feature at Sabina Park on Friday.

However, Gayle – who had performed a retirement U-turn earlier this year and insisted he wanted to play in the series against India – has not made the 13-man squad.

Paul has replaced Miguel Cummins, while Shane Dowrich has been ruled out of the rest of the second Test with an ankle problem.


The Windies was bowled out for 100 in its second innings in the first Test, Kemar Roach (38) its top scorer.

West Indies squad to face India in full: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.
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