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Rampaul-Chase earn recall as defending champions WI name T20 WC squad



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Ravi Rampaul, who won the T20 World Cup with West Indies in Sri Lanka nearly a decade ago, has been included in West Indies' 15-member squad for the upcoming global competition and has a chance to add to his crown.

Rampaul, 36, hasn't played a T20I for the West Indies since November 2015, but he's back in the frame after winning the CPL's best seamer award on the spin-friendly St Kitts tracks.

“Ravi will boost the team's wicket-taking options in the power-play and the middle phase and will provide another option for the death overs,” Roger Harper, lead selector for Cricket West Indies said.

Roston Chase is another notable name in the 15, earning a T20I call-up for the first time, thanks largely to his form in the Caribbean Premier League.

“Roston Chase has shown that he is a very capable T20 player,” Harper said. He has shown the ability to knit the innings together while still scoring at a fast rate with a low dot-ball percentage. He will be an excellent foil for the explosive players in the team.”

However, there was no place for Sunil Narine and Jason Holder was only part of the reserves.

West Indies squad: Kieron Pollard (capt), Nicholas Pooran (vice-capt), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Reserves: Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Darren Bravo