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Chris Gayle, edging closer to his 40th birthday, is the man expected to provide the fireworks before he retires but it is 22-year-old Shimron Hetmyer who could be the Windies' standout star.
The big-hitting 39-year-old opener, who has scored 9,727 runs in 284 ODIs, is set to play his first international since last July against England on Wednesday.
The Jamaican T20 specialist had filed a defamation case against Fairfax Media in 2016 over the articles published in newspapers and online, ABC news said in a report.
Gayle, who is not a centrally contracted West Indies cricketer, signed off his List A career for Jamaica with a century against Barbados last week and will now play for Balkh Legends in APL.
Eight teams - Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons - have been drawn in to two groups to fight it out.
Apart from local players, each squad also needs to have five overseas cricketers and one Associate player, picked via a draft system.
One of the most difficult tasks that comes with being a T20 pro around the globe is to manage the body in absence of a regular physio and trainer.
Holder already has one eye on lifting the title next year and becoming only the second three-time world champions.
IPL Auction 2018: Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga go unsold; here is the full list of players who didn't make the cut on Day 1
Explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle and destructive Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga are just two of the stars who remained unsold on the first day.
Day 1 ended like a roller-coaster ride, leaving with it the promise of Day 2 following on the same lines.
Uncapped paceman Ronsford Beaton earns West Indies ODI call-up vs New Zealand; Gayle, Samuels return
The selectors also recalled left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, after a two-year gap to the squad comprising the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels.
In a new first, a tournament in the United Arab Emirates will see cricket being played in 90 minutes, like football, in 10 overs.
Gayle clarified that Indian batsmen will not struggle in England as they have played there earlier and are familiar with the conditions.