West Indies v England: Darren Bravo returns in training squad

West Indies batsman Darren Bravo
Bravo was replaced in the World Cup squad by Johnson Charles after retiring hurt in their second game

West Indies have named a 20-man squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the upcoming three-Test series against England, which begins on 13 April.

Batsman Darren Bravo, who came home midway through the World Cup because of a hamstring injury, is included.

Opener Chris Gayle will miss the series because of the persistent back problem which hampered him in the World Cup.

Pace duo Carlos Brathwaite and Miguel Cummins are among four Barbados players who are uncapped at Test level.

Brathwaite and Cummins have both appeared in one-day internationals, while the other two rookies in the squad - wicketkeeper-batsmen Shane Dowrich, 23, and Shai Hope, 21 - have not played any international cricket.

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who played the last of his 11 Tests in April 2012, and slow left-armer Veerasammy Permaul, who last appeared in 2013, are back in contention after impressing for Guyana.

It will be the first series in charge for new coach Phil Simmons, who is leaving Ireland after eight years in charge to take over the Caribbean side.

West Indies training squad: Sulieman Benn, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Leon Johnson, Veerasammy Permaul, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith, Jerome Taylor.

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