West Indies will have to make do without top-order batsman Darren Bravo for the reminder of their tour of New Zealand after it was announced that the left-hander is returning home to Trinidad for personal reasons.
Bravo began the tour on a strong note, hitting 218 to help the West Indies sensationally draw the first Test in Dunedin. However, since then he has scored just 18 runs in three innings, including making 14 in the opening ODI on Boxing Day.
The West Indies haven’t named a replacement for Bravo, who will miss the final four One-Day Internationals, as well as the two Twenty20 Internationals on 11th and 15th January. He is the second withdrawal from the West Indies’ limited-overs squad after Marlon Samuels pulled out due to a wrist injury. He was replaced by wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton. The tourists were already without the injured pair of Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard so will be severely depleted for the remainder of the tour.
West Indies ODI squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Tino Best, Johnson Charles, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieron Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton.
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