Gayle returns for Jamaica against Bajans in CT20 semi-final
Jamaica won the toss and decided to bat first against Barbados in Semi-final 2 of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 on Friday night at Queen’s Park Oval. Jamaica have welcomed back power-hitter Chris Gayle from injury, while Barbados are without fast bowler Kemar Roach, who was injured in the nets earlier in the day. The winners of the match will qualify for Saturday night’s final against Guyana, who earlier won a cliffhanger against Trinidad and Tobago by four runs.
Barbados: Ryan Hinds (captain), Alcindo Holder, Kirk Edwards, Sulieman Benn, Jonathan Carter, Javon Searles, Larry Babb, Carlo Morris, Dale Richards, Ashley Nurse, Dwayne Smith; 12th man: Kevin Stoute
Jamaica: Tamar Lambert (captain), Chris Gayle, Xavier Marshall, Danza Hyatt, Marlon Samuels, Nikita Miller, Krishmar Santokie, Wavell Hinds, David Bernard, Andre Russell, Carlton Baugh; 12th man: Brenton Parchment
Umpires: Goaland Greaves, Peter Nero
Television umpire: Norman Malcolm
Fourth official: Billy Doctrove
Match referee: Mohammed Hosein