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Spinner Sunil Narine has been included in the West Indies’ squad for the World Twenty20 in India in March.
Narine’s selection comes as a bit of a shock considering that he hasn’t played any international cricket since November last year due to the fact that he has been suspended for an illegal bowling action.
Narine was reported for a suspect action during the third ODI between the West Indies and Sri Lanka in November and tests revealed that all of Narine’s deliveries exceeded the 15-degree elbow flex limit.
The squad will be led by Darren Sammy and will include a plethora of players playing in their first World Twenty20, including Jason Holder, Andre Fletcher and Jerome Taylor.
All-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were both included in the squad as well after they were not included in the 2015 World Cup team.
Prior to the World Twenty20, the West Indies will have a preparatory camp from February 22 and March 6 in the United Arab Emirates. They will then play two warm-up games against India and Australia on March 10 and March 13 respectively before going up against England in their first match of the tournament on March 16.
The West Indies are in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage of the competition, along with England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and a qualifying team.
West Indies World T20 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