Cricket West Indies (CWI) Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams has justified the selection of Trinidadian Dwayne Bravo on the West Indies’ team to face Ireland in the upcoming three-match T20 series against Ireland.
Bravo was named on the team after an absence of four years and will take the field on Thursday against the Irish at the Grenada National Stadium. He last played for the West Indies T20 unit in November 2016 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia.
Asked the selectors’ justification for his pick given he has not played serious competitive T20 cricket since he was injured out of last year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Adams said the selection of the best T20 World Cup squad may have forced their hand.
“He would have been injured during the last CPL and we are cognizant of that. Seeing that there is no regional T20 tournament between now and when a team for a potential World Cup can be selected, he has been drafted in against Ireland,” Adams told Guardian Media on Monday.
“In my discussion with the selectors, they were keen on Dwayne playing some T20 cricket not just at club level, which he can do in various leagues, but they wanted to see why he is at in terms of international readiness.”
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4.2 BraBits to Stirling, SIX runs, another slower ball.
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