Tue, 04 Feb 2020 06:44:51 +0000
Bravo happy to return
TT RED Force captain Darren Bravo is happy to be back in the West Indies team, for a tour of Sri Lanka which starts on Feb 22.
The 30-year-old left-handed batsman was left out of the WI squads for the recent limited-overs (One Day International and T20 International) series away to Afghanistan and India – both in India – and home against Ireland.
At the time, Cricket West Indies (CWI) lead selector Roger Harper said, “We recognised Darren has not been at his best as we have seen over the years. Therefore, we wanted to give him the opportunity to go away, get his game right and come back to being the best he can be, so that he can make a real positive impact for our West Indies team and be the force we know he can be in world cricket.”
In the Regional Super50 Cup, Bravo had the leading average (96.20) and was second-highest run-getter with 481, trailing another left-hander Kieran Powell of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes (524).
And, in the Regional Four Day Tournament, Bravo, in his first season as Red Force skipper, has tallied 202 runs at an average of 50.5, with one century and a half-century.
Asked how it feels to be back on the WI squad, Bravo said on Monday, “It’s a good feeling, after not being selected (since