Jamaican All-Rounder Andre Russell was brought back to the West Indies T20 Squad for the first two T20 Internationals with South Africa.
Russell, 33, won the T20 World Cup twice and was a member of the team that won the championship in 2012 and 2016.
He has played 49 T20I for the West Indies, but hasn’t scored in half a century. His last appearance was against Sri Lanka at Pallecle last March.
Andre Russell will add that ‘X’ factor to the team,” said lead selector Roger Harper. “He is an impact player with both bat and ball and lends greater depth in both departments.
“The aim is to build on the performance against Sri Lanka earlier this year, to build confidence, while determining our best squad and team as we run into the ICC T20 World Cup.”
Kieron Pollard captainsWest Indies which also includes 41-year-old batsman Chris Gayle.
The first two matches in the five-match series take place at the Grenada National Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.
West Indies T20 Squad: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (vice-captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.