Left-handed stroke-maker Darren Bravo has made a return in an otherwise predictable 15-man squad announced Wednesday to contest next month’s Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
The stylish 23 year old has not played for West Indies since limping out of the tour of England in June with a groin injury but now joins a squad which will be led by Darren Sammy, with older brother Dwayne Bravo as vice-captain.
Exciting all-rounder Andre Russell has also been recalled after missing the T20 doubleheader against New Zealand in Florida through injury.
The right-armer, however, took ten wickets in the subsequent five-match one-day series and had unbeaten knocks of 59 and 42.
He will partner with Ravi Rampaul and Fidel Edwards to form the pace attack, which Sunil Narine expected to be at the heart of the Windies armoury with his beguiling off-spin.
Narine dominated the Florida T20s with seven wickets and then followed up with 13 in the one-day series.
Leg-spinner and fellow Trinidadian Samuel Badree, who made his debut in the Florida doubleheader, is the other specialist spinner in the squad.
Meanwhile, flamboyant Chris Gayle will head the Windies batting which also boasts IPL stars Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Smith.
West Indies will do battle in Group B alongside Australia and Ireland, and have been tipped to advance to the Super Eight, second round.
The tournament runs from September 18 to October 7. (CMC)