Chris Gayle has made a blistering return to the West Indies national team. Image courtesy of AP/heraldsun.com.au
The West Indies will be looking to secure a 4-1 series win over New Zealand when the teams meet in the fifth and final match of their One Day International series in the Caribbean tonight. Boosted by the return of hard hitting opener Chris Gayle to the side, the Windies have been in great form recently, wrapping up the series with a 24 run win on Saturday. Former skipper Gayle has led the way for the hosts, bludgeoning 215 runs in the opening four matches at an average of over 70. Marlon Samuels has also excelled with the bat, while Sunil Narine has done the damage with the ball, collecting eight wickets at an average of less than fifteen.
The tourists were boosted by the return of Brendon McCullum and captain Ross Taylor for the last match – with the latter blasting a ton – and will be hoping that their big name players can fire again in the series finale.
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