FROCESTER bowler Oshane Thomas has been selected by the West Indies for their one-day international series with India. 

26-year-old Thomas has not been in the Windies squad since 2021 due to fitness issues but has put himself back in contention and is has now been included in the 15-man squad.

Kensington Oval in Barbados is set to host the first two matches on July 27 and 29 respectively, while the third and final ODI will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad on August 1.

Lead Selector Desmond Haynes said: "We welcome Oshane and Shimron back into the group.

"Both have played at the international level before, with some success, and we believe they will fit well into the set-up.

"Oshane brings pace and is a potential wicket-taker with the new ball. Shimron’s style of batting will offer a lot, especially in the middle stage of the innings and he is also a potential ‘finisher’."

Thomas has featured throughout the 2023 campaign up until his selection in the Windies squad. Last month he took 4-55 in the defeat at Bedminster and 3-23 in the win over Taunton Deane.

Frocester have had their last three games abandoned due to the weather but sit in fifth place in the remain in fifth in the West of England Premier Cricket League Division One table. 

Thomas has proved to be a valuable asset to the club on and off the pitch but now departs the club to link up with his West Indies teammates for their series with India, before he goes on to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.

The fast-bowler has also represented Jamaica in first-class cricket and has played in the Indian Premier League. He has since featured for the West Indies in the T20 World Cup.