Chris Gayle returns for one-off T20I against India

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West Indies will chase a series-levelling win in the match.

Chris Gayle is the highest run scorer in the shortest format of the game he has 1519 runs under his belt and has an average of 35.32 which includes two centuries.

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This will be his first T20 worldwide on his home ground Sabina Park. Gayle, who recently became the only player in the world to complete 10,000 T20 runs, was part of the World T20 winning side but hasn't represented the side ever since. Gayle came into the squad in place of Lendl Simmons who did not performed up to the expectations in their last T20 series 3-matches against Afghanistan. "He is the most prolific batsman in this format and will add value to our team at the top of the order", Courtney Browne, Cricket West Indies' chairman of selectors, said.

Experienced opening batsman Chris Gayle has been named in the squad.

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The Jamaican talisman has last played for the national side in April 2016 when West Indies defeated England in the World T20 final at the Eden Gardens to lift their second World T20 titles. His form during the recent Indian Premier League was worrying, however, as he managed a mere 200 runs with a single half-century.

Carlos Brathwaite (C), Samuel Badree, Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.

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This squad has a good mix - experience within the batting and bowling - it is a well-balanced squad. "Chris Gayle will be welcomed with open arms just like any other West Indian player", said Estwick when pressed by members of the media at a training session at Sabina Park yesterday.

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