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Opener rests injured groin

Gayle will miss Twenty20 international

Cricinfo staff

June 17, 2008

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Sewnarine Chattergoon's ankle injury will prevent him from playing in the limited-overs series © Getty Images
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The captain Chris Gayle will be rested from Friday's Twenty20 match against Australia to help his recovery from a nagging groin injury. Gayle overcame the problem to appear in the third Test, which Australia won by 87 runs to take a 2-0 series victory, but the West Indies will not risk him in the abbreviated fixture at Barbados' Kensington Oval.

The selectors have named Gayle, who scored 14 and 26 over the past week, in the 14-man one-day squad for the five internationals, which begin in St Vincent next Tuesday and finish in St Kitts on July 6. Sewnarine Chattergoon, the opener who injured his ankle while fielding in the Test, was not picked in either outfit.

Despite the overall result, West Indies pushed Australia during the Tests in a sign they could rise up the rankings. The limited-overs contests offer the hosts more opportunities to show their gains are real.

Twenty20 squad Ramnaresh Sarwan (capt), Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, William Perkins, Keiron Pollard, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Jerome Taylor.

One-day squad Chris Gayle (capt),Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Patrick Browne, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, Keiron Pollard, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.

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