Recently Darren Sammy posted that he was not interested to lead west Indies in T20 cricket and that because of WICB approaches to their players.

WICB release said: "With regards to Sammy's omission from the squad, the Chairman noted that the named-squad was selected purely on players' performances. The selection panel has expressed its thanks to former captain, Daren Sammy for his leadership of that format of the game for the two World Championship titles in 2012 and earlier this year.”

So many big names back with West Indies for T20 series as they are not included in test series against India and Sammy ruled out from the Squad and captaincy.

West Indies T20 squad: Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine.

Courtney Browne said: "Brathwaite is one of the most talented players in the T20 format of the game and his humble and committed approach to the game can inspire young and upcoming players. We are looking forward to a competitive series against India in these matches.”