Captain Sammy, coach Gibson welcome Gayle in WI squad

May 05, 2012, 08:38 IST | IANS

West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy have warmly greeted talismanic opener Chris Gayle's decision to make himself available for the limited-overs leg of the West Indies tour of England and all future engagements.

“It’s great to hear that Chris is available again. I’m sure the selectors will pick him, because he’s world class,” Gibson said on Thursday, a day after the tourists arrived in the country for their three-Test tour.

Chris Gayle

Sammy, who took over from Gayle as captain two years ago, said he expected Gayle to make a seamless re-entry into the team once he was selected.

“He’s the best one-day batsman in the world. So I don’t think it will be a problem at all. He plays well, going into different dressing rooms all around the world. I don’t think coming into ours will be any different,” Sammy said. 

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