West Indies axe Gayle, Sammy, Bravo

St John’s, May 19

Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo were all left out of the West Indies squad for the first four tri-nation one-day international series, while T20 match winner Carlos Brathwaite has been included.

Offspinner Sunil Narine and allrounder Kieron Pollard were included in the 14-man squad for the series against Australia and South Africa starting from June 3. Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels, who played key roles in West Indies’ World T20 triumph earlier this year, have also been included but the squad does not include allrounder Andre Russell, Sammy, Bravo and Gayle, all involved in Indian Premier League cricket.

The squad includes two players who are yet to play in ODIs for the Windies — off-spinner Ashley Nurse and Shannon Gabriel. The day-night series starts at the Guyana National Stadium from June 3-7 and then moves to Warner Park, St Kitts (June 11-15) before concluding at Kensington Oval, Barbados (June 19-26).