Explosive Chris Gayle ruled out of ODI series

MARK GEENTY
Last updated 10:21 13/12/2013

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Explosive West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the five one-day cricket internationals against New Zealand, robbing the series of one of its big drawcards.

The big-hitting opener was left out of the 15-man ODI squad named today, due to a hamstring injury he suffered in India last month. He was originally expected to be sidelined for 4-5 weeks.

Opener Kirk Edwards, currently in the test side, was called in as Gayle's replacement.

Another West Indies drawcard, allrounder Kieron Pollard, was also ruled out due to a knee injury.

In the other change from the 2-1 ODI series defeat in India, spinner Nikita Miller replaces fellow left-armer Veerasammy Permaul.

Allrounder Dwayne Bravo, half-brother of batsman Darren Bravo, will captain the ODI squad which includes the bulk of the test lineup minus prolific batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Players not involved in the test series are scheduled to arrive in New Zealand on December 21.

The first ODI is in Auckland on December 26, followed by Napier (December 29), Queenstown (January 1), Nelson (January 4) and Hamilton (January 8).

The tour finishes with two T20 internationals in Auckland and Wellington. The West Indies are yet to confirm their squad for those matches.

West Indies ODI squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.

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