Chennai: The best news for the West Indies on the eve of their World Cup Group B game against England on Thursday is the availability of their explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle, who has been declared fit to play after suffering abdominal strain.
Darren Sammy, who took over the captaincy from Gayle last year, said the former skipper was a key member of the squad, especially since he can also bowl off-breaks to some effect and that adds to his domineering presence at the crease.
"Our physio has said that Chris is fit and ready to go. We welcome Chris back. It is good to have him in the lineup and it is a boost to us in the vital match tomorrow against England.