West Indies omit big names for England T20s
West Indies have been forced to name a new-look squad for the two Twenty20 in England next month due to a schedule clash with the Champions League Twenty20.
At least seven players that would have made a full-strength West Indies squad have been left out, and four newcomers have been included.
The absentees include the best of West Indian batting talent: Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Adrian Barath. While the first three haven't been included in West Indies' Twenty20 teams earlier in the year as well since they skipped the domestic Twenty20 tournament, the other three are representing Trinidad & Tobago in the Champions League, as is fast bowler Ravi Rampaul.
The new faces in the squad are opening batsmen Miles Bascombe and Johnson Charles along with allrounder Nkrumah Bonner and wicketkeeper Derwin Christian.
West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Christopher Barnwell, Miles Bascombe, Devendra Bishoo, Nkrumah Bonner, Johnson Charles, Derwin Christian (wk), Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith