In fact, former pace great Curtly Ambrose in an interview with the had said that if Gayle is selected, it will be a step in backward direction.
The India vs West Indies 2nd ODI match will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 1 HD, Sony Ten 1 with English Commentary and Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 3 with Hindi Commentary. "In terms of Test matches for me is a no no", Ambrose had said back then.
Gayle, who has reversed a decision to retire from the 50 overs-per-side format of the game after the World Cup, occupied 31 deliveries before being dismissed. Bringing him back for one Test, I think, is a backward step.
Before being recalled into India's limited-over squads, batsman Shreyas Iyer had opened up on learning from captain Virat Kohli, wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. However, Kohli ahead of the West Indies tour had made his preference clear speaking about the team's camaraderie with Shastri. However, this time around, the trolling seems to be unnecessary as the 30-year-old's caption of the post clearly mentioned that he was late.
"We believe he can provide an attacking option to our bowling attack with his sharp turn and extra bounce". He can also lend a bit of depth to the batting, so we are looking forward to him coming into the squad and making a valuable contribution,"he added".
The team is completed by captain Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul.
After rain forced the first ODI between India and West Indies to be abandoned on August 8 at Guyana, India skipper Virat Kohli stated that rain interruptions were the worst part of cricket.
Going into the second ODI of the three-match series against India at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad needing just nine runs to surpass the tally of 10,405 by Brian Lara, the 39-year-old opening batsman played with exaggerated care for 21 deliveries before slashing left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed to the backward-point boundary to reach 11, lifting his overall tally to 10,408.