Sunil Narine © Getty Images
Sunil Narine © Getty Images

After being absent from the national squad for a considerable amount of time, West Indies players Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have made their way to the national side for the upcoming tri-series. West Indies are set to play a tri-series with Australia and South Africa starting from June this year. Being the hosts, the Caribbeans have an advantage over others to register a victory over the visiting two teams. The exclusion of star players Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy raises eyebrows over West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). They are one of the seniormost players in the side and deserve a chance to be included in a series like this. READ: Australia, West Indies, South Africa to play day-night matches in tri-series 2016

According to espn.go.com, Jason Holder will remain the skipper for the series. The return of the two most talented players is definitely a good news for the team. Narine, whose action was cleared by International Cricket Council (ICC) in April this year, is doing exceptionally well for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing ninth season of the tournament.

Pollard, who is a part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) team in the Twenty20 (T20) contest, has also been in a good form, scoring crucial runs as a destructive lower-middle-order batsman. With both the players included in the squad, the team looks to be a strong one to compete with the rest two teams and becomes a perfect blend of Experience and fresh talents.

West Indies squad for triangular series 2016: Jason Holder (c), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor