WI vs IRE 2020: Dwayne Bravo back in West Indies T20I squad after 3 years

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Dwayne Bravo, who came out of international retirement last month, has been included in the T20I squad for the three-match series against Ireland, Cricket West Indies announced on Sunday (January 12).


Bravo last played a T20I in 2016 and had decided to retire from international cricket in October two years later. Kieron Pollard will continue to lead the side.

“Dwayne Bravo was recalled with the specific intention of bolstering our ‘death’ bowling, which was identified as an area that really needs improving. His record in this department speaks for itself. He will also be able to act as a mentor to the other ‘death’ bowlers and lend his experience wherever needed,” Cricket West Indies’ lead selector, Roger Harper, said in a statement.


While Fabian Allen and Keemo Paul weren’t considered because of injury, Jason Holder has been rested for the series keeping his workload in mind.

The two teams meet for the first game in Grenada on January 15 and then play the next two games in St Kitts on January 18 and 19.

Earlier, West Indies beat Ireland by 5 wickets [DLS method] in the third ODI to sweep the series 3-0.


Squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.

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