Gayle makes First ODI appearance for Windies since July

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Chris Gayle is poised to make his first ODI appearance for Windies since July when the five-match series against England begins in Barbados today.

Gayle skipped Windies’ white-ball fixtures in India and Bangladesh late last year but has been named in the squad for the first two matches against Eoin Morgan’s men at Kensington Oval – the second takes place on Friday.

The Jamaican – who announced on Sunday that he will quit ODI cricket after the World Cup in England this summer – needs 273 runs to become the 14th man overall and second West Indian, after Brian Lara, to 10,000 ODI runs.