Gayle to miss India series

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been left out of the 15-man squad to take on India in a One Day International (ODI) next month.

The big-hitting 35-year-old is the most notable absentee from the squad to take on the World Champions in a five-match series in Kochi.

Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith and Jerome Taylor have all been recalled to the side that will be led by Dwayne Bravo.

Nikita Miller and Kirk Edwards have been left out, however.

Samuels and Smith return to the side after missing the recently completed series against New Zealand and Bangladesh, while Taylor will feature in his first ODI in four years.

West Indies squad for India ODIs:

Dwayne Bravo (captain), Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.