(Jamaica Observer) There was a whisper in the wind that Chris Gayle's surprise inclusion in the West Indies team for the one-off Finolex Pipes Twenty20 International against India was supposed to be his farewell contest.
But the Jamaican batting star has set the record straight: he still has enough left in the tank to represent the regional side at another T20 World Cup, a One-Day international Cricket World Cup and possibly a Test match.
Gayle, 37, who has not represented the West Indies in a Twenty20 International in over a year, is set to make a return for his first T20 International appearance at Sabina Park tomorrow.
The explosive left-hander, who last sported the regional colours in the World T20 final against England in India last April, was named in a 13-man squad alongside four other Jamaican stars that are expected to be on show.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Chadwick Walton, middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels, rising all-rounder Rovman Powell and seamer Jerome Taylor are the others.