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Powell Named Windies Captain, Bravo Returns For ODIs Against Bangladesh

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 5, 2018, 10:05 AM IST
Powell Named Windies Captain, Bravo Returns For ODIs Against Bangladesh

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite (Image: AFP)

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A shoulder injury to Jason Holder has opened the door for Rovman Powell to captain the Windies side for the first time in his career, for the One-Day International series against Bangladesh.

Powell didn’t have a good time in their previous ODI assignment against India, scoring just 61 runs in five innings but has been in excellent touch playing in the T10 league where he mustered 177 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 226.92. He was instrumental in Northen Warriors lifting the title and was the Man of the Match for scoring a 25-ball 61.

The Windies will also welcome back Darren Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite in the squad. Both of them missed the ODIs against India but were part of the T20Is. Roston Chase who last played an ODI in 2017, against India was also recalled to the squad.

Despite playing 94 ODIs for West Indies, Bravo hasn’t had the success that he would have liked but Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors was pleased to have the southpaw back in the mix, especially in the absence of Holder.

“In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes the team can still be competitive, especially with the return of Darren Bravo. Darren's experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for spots in the squad,” he said.

Obed McCoy and Ashley Nurse, who hurt his shoulder during the India series, both have been excluded while the trio of Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Oshane Thomas found a place in the squad.

The Windies were blanked 2-0 in the Tests as the Bangladesh spinners ruled the roost. The three-match ODI series starts from December 9.

Squad: Rovman Powell (captain), Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas.
First Published: December 5, 2018, 9:02 AM IST
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