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Fabian Allen returns to T20Is as West Indies announce squads for India series
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Fabian Allen returns to T20Is as West Indies announce squads for India series

West Indies have retained the same ODI squad which thumped Afghanistan 3-0 in the recent series. Fabian Allen has been included for the T20I series against India which starts from December 6.

Allen picked up a knee injury during the first T20I against Afghanistan and had to sit out the remaining two encounters. Denesh Ramdin also makes a comeback to the squad.

Shai Hope and Alzarri Joseph have been left out of the squad as selectors are testing out various combinations ahead of the World T20 next year.

"We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India," said West Indies head coach Phil Simmons.

"No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series. Our players really got the hang of things, with the 3-0 series win in the ODIs [against Afghanistan], and I believe we will move from strength to strength.

"In the T20s this will be another chance for them to play and develop ... The next ICC T20 World Cup is in Australia and the one after that is here in India so there is a lot of preparation to be done, first for Australia. We have given the players here a chance in this series and we know we have players outside who may be coming in later on as well, so it's good to give those here another opportunity."

Chris Gayle is not a part of both squads as he has opted to take a break from cricket to reflect on his international career.

T20I squad: Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.

ODI squad: Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr