Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 08:06pm
Kieran Powell set for West Indies return after training squad call-up
The left-handed batsman had turned his back on the Windies after growing disillusioned with the set-up in 2014 and tried his hand at baseball in the hopes of realising his Major League Baseball dream.
But he returned to domestic action last year and is currently in red-hot form with three List A centuries for Leeward Islands in 2017, leading to his call-up ahead of the three-match series against Eoin Morgan's tourists.
Ten of the 11 men who featured in the Windies' last ODI - a defeat to Zimbabwe in November last year - have been included in the line-up, with only top-order batsman Johnson Charles missing out.
Another notable absentee in the training squad to be captained by Jason Holder is all-rounder Marlon Samuels, who was recently cleared to resume bowling in international cricket after amending an illegal action.
Samuels was the man of the match when the teams last met in any format - the World Twenty20 final last April in Kolkata.
Another who played in that encounter, Carlos Brathwaite, is included and the first ODI in Antigua on March 3 is likely to mark the first time he will come up against fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes since memorably smashing the Englishman for four successive sixes to seal glory for the Windies at Eden Gardens.
The series will also be Stuart Law's first in charge of the Caribbean side, with the former Australia international signing a two-year deal to become head coach last month.
West Indies training squad: J Holder (captain), D Bishoo, C Brathwaite, K Brathwaite, J Carter, M Cummins, S Dowrich, S Gabriel, S Hope, A Joseph, E Lewis, J Mohammed, A Nurse, K Powell, R Powell.
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Kieran Powell could make his first appearance for West Indies in three years against England