Saturday 28 December 2013 

Darren Bravo Out Of New Zealand Tour For Personal Reasons

Darren Bravo walks off
Darren Bravo's absence will further weaken an already-fragile West Indies batting line-up.
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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.

© Cricket World 2013

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets