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Dwayne Bravo named in West Indies squad for Ireland T20I

by   •  Last updated on 2020-04-13 15:34:29

Dwayne Bravo, who came out of international retirement last month, has been named in West Indies squad for the three-match T20I series against Ireland, on Sunday (January 12). Bravo last played a T20I in 2016 and had decided to retire from international cricket in October two years later. Rovman Powell has also earned a recall.

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.

Selector Roger Harper revealed Bravo has been recalled to boost the death bowling. "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," he said.

"Rovman Powell is a genuine all-rounder who we believe can add impetus and up the strike rate at the back-end of the innings. He was excellent in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup - where he scored two excellent centuries and a 96 and also had some other good performances."

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