West Indies name Romario as DJ Bravo’s replacement
Cricket West Indies (CWI) have named Romaro Shephard as Dwayne Bravo’s replacement in West Indies’ T20 squad for their upcoming tour of New Zealand.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was all set to return in the T20I sid with the tour of New Zealand. But a major injury has ruined the hopes of the all-rounder.
Bravo suffered a groin injury while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). He was ruled out of the tournament after the reports came.
Meanwhile, it was a blessing in disguise for Shephard as he has made it to the squad as Bravo’s replacement. The player made his debut for West Indies’ T20I side earlier this year. He was part of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team that reached the semifinal of the Caribbean Premier League, picking six wickets at an economy of 7.31.
Bravo himself announced on Thursday that he has been ruled out from both the IPL and the New Zealand tour. However, he has promised to feature for West Indies again once he recovers from injury.
“I was really looking forward to the tour of New Zealand as it has been so many months since I last wore maroon in Sri Lanka back in March and we are all so excited about building towards defending our T20 World Cup next year.”
“Unfortunately, the injury I sustained on Saturday playing for CSK has not only ruled me out of the IPL but also the tour. I’m making arrangements to return to Trinidad over the next few days where I will continue my rehab and treatment. I’m fully committed to representing the West Indies and I just need to get myself stronger again,” he concluded.
SQUAD: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.