Gayle ruled out of Twenty20 clash

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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is led from the field after suffering the injury running the crucial single for his century

West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the Twenty20 international against England on Sunday due to the hamstring injury he sustained in the fifth Test in Port of Spain.

Gayle suffered the injury while running for a single to complete his century in the first innings of the Trinidad Test. He resumed for two more runs the following day before falling to Graeme Swann.

Gayle had hoped not to have to bat in the second innings on Tuesday, but a collapse from the hosts on the final day meant the left-hander had to hobble to the crease to try to save the Test.

Despite his injury Gayle staved off the England threat for 42 balls, making just four runs. But the Windies held on to reclaim the Wisden Trophy with a 1-0 series victory, their first series win against any opposition in five years.

Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been named captain in Gayle’s absence, while the hosts will be boosted by the news all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is set to make his return after six months out.

Bravo was named in the 13-man squad, having been out of action since undergoing surgery on an ankle in New York last August.

Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy are the other players to have been included from outside the squad that won the Test series 1-0, with Daren Powell, Ryan Hinds and Brendan Nash dropping out.

West Indies Twenty20 squad: Denesh Ramdin (capt, wkt), Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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