Bravo back in T20 fold

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by mikek­ing@na­tion­news.com 176 at the Oval in Eng­land last year.

Cricket West Indies also an­nounced that 21-year-old Ja­maican fast bowler Oshane Thomas has been selected to the West Indies One-day and T20 squads for the tour of In­dia.

Thomas im­pressed fans with his raw pace for Ja­maica Tallawahs in the just con­cluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Young tal­ent

Browne said with the Cricket World Cup (CWC) slated for next year, the tour of In­dia pro­vided a great op­por­tu­nity to ex­pose young tal­ent.

“Opener Hem­raj Chan­der­paul, all-rounder Fabian Allen and fast bowler Oshane Thomas will get their op­por­tu­nity to show­case their skills, along with Su­nil Am­bris, who is re­turn­ing to the fold.

“We will be with­out our stal­wart, Chris Gayle, for this In­dian tour and the next tour against Bangladesh as he has de­clined se­lec­tion at this time. How­ever, he has made him­self avail­able for the se­lec­tion for the visit of Eng­land to the Caribbean and the CWC in 2019.”

An­dre Rus­sell has been ruled out of all 50-over cricket due to in­jury and Alzarri Joseph will un­dergo a fit­ness test be­fore leav­ing for In­dia.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Johnny Grave con­firmed the rea­sons for the early squad an­nounce­ments, say­ing: “The team will have a camp be­fore the start of the ODI se­ries in Guwa­hati, so we had to se­lect the squad be­fore the start of the

(FP)

WEL­COME BACK: Dar­ren Michael Bravo has been named in the West Indies T20 squad for In­dia.

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