West Indies squad - T20I series 2014

Darren Sammy (captain)

Sammy famously led West Indies to World Twenty20 glory in 2012. A useful bowler, particularly in limited-overs cricket, and powerful lower-order batsman, England were on the receiving end of his might when he smote a 36-ball 61 in the first one-day international.

Samuel Badree

A leg-spinner who broke into the team just in time for the World T20 triumph, featuring in four tournament games including the semi-final and final. He has since been a regular member of the side.

Dwayne Bravo

A wily bowler, particularly at the death, and attacking batsman. Both skills hampered England in the ODIs as the Windies format skipper hit 87 not out in the first game and twice struck in consecutive balls later in the series.

Johnson Charles

A possible opening partner for Chris Gayle, Charles was a World T20 winner in 2012. He smashed 84 in a victory over England during the group stage but has since struggled to match that display.

Sheldon Cottrell

The powerful 24-year-old is one of West Indies’ most promising fast bowlers. Going into the Twenty20 internationals with England, his sole senior international appearance was a Test versus India in 2013.

Andre Fletcher

The top-order batsman had failed to deliver on his promise ahead of this series with one fifty and five ducks in his 19 T20I innings, albeit his three format knocks this year have been reasonable.

Chris Gayle

One of the world’s most formidable T20 batsmen, Gayle thrashed the fastest format hundred in history - off a mere 30 deliveries - for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League. His final tally was a 66-ball 175, featuring a record 17 sixes. Also a handy off-spinner.

Sunil Narine

A spinner with wonderful variety, Narine comes alive in limited-overs cricket due to his ability to bowl economically and regularly cause problems. The mystery tweaker, who troubled England in the ODIs, has a superb record in T20Is.

Denesh Ramdin

West Indies’ wicketkeeper has a modest batting record in T20Is but goes into this series in sublime form, having given the tourists a fright with 128 from 109 balls in the deciding ODI.

Ravi Rampaul

A solid seamer capable of finding movement with the new ball, Rampaul should threaten England's batsmen. Also overlooked is his solid lower-order striking, which has seen him produce some famous cameos.

Andre Russell

A seam-bowling all-rounder who has failed to make his mark in the Windies’ T20 team despite regular opportunities. Although he did not play in the ODIs, England will remember he took four wickets in the 2011 50-over World Cup game between the sides.

Marlon Samuels

A batsman who looked set to never fulfil his potential, Samuels has finally produced his best in recent years. His finest hour came in the 2012 World T20 final against Sri Lanka when his calm 78 set up a match-winning score. Also bowls serviceable off-breaks.

Krishmar Santokie

Although the left-arm seamer is a sprint-format specialist, the 29-year-old had made just three appearances - all in T20Is - for West Indies ahead of this series.

Lendl Simmons

One of a bevy of Windies batsmen who have shown plenty of promise without producing consistent returns in recent years, Simmons looked to have turned a corner with two consecutive fifties in the ODIs.

Dwayne Smith

A dangerous batsman, solid bowler and exceptional fielder, Smith has made a good career on the world’s T20 circuit without reaching the heights a superb debut Test century suggested he would. However, he can pulverise any attack on his day.

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