The West Indies miss Chris Gayle during their upcoming ODI series against India. The burly, hard-hitting Jamaican is recovering from injury and will miss the five-match series starting in Kochi on October 8. Dwayne Bravo will lead the 15-member Caribbean team.
West Indies will be suitably compensated in terms of batting firepower. Dwayne Smith, who is used to Indian conditions playing the Indian Premier League and currently the Champions League Twenty20 for Chennai Super Kings, have been included in the squad.
Another all-rounder making the cut is Marlon Samuels, who has tremendous knowledge of Indian conditions. Fast bowler Jerome Taylor is also making a comeback. Guyana's Test batsman Leon Johnson will also tour India.