Windies captain Jason Holder has unequivocally backed the inclusion of explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle in Windies’ squad for next year’s Cricket World Cup.
Holder’s side are currently touring India without Gayle, the hard-hitting batsman having chosen to play in the Bangladesh Premier League rather than make himself available for selection. However, Holder said he had shown plenty of commitment when it mattered, helping Windies progress through the Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
“He (Gayle) is definitely going to play the World Cup once his body holds up and he’s fit,” said Holder. “We’d welcome him into the team. If you go back to the beginning of the year, Chris made himself available for the World Cup qualifiers. He only did that really because he wants to play the World Cup, he wants to play well for West Indies and he wants to do well.