India vs Windies: Dwayne Bravo unlikely to be picked for the ODI series
The ODI series will begin on October 21.
Updated - Oct 7, 2018 5:25 pm
India and Windies are currently busy playing the two-match Test series, the first of which got over inside the three days in Rajkot. The second Test will commence on October 12 after which the two teams will fight it out in five ODIs and three T20 Internationals. While Chris Gayle has already made himself unavailable for the selection, there are no chances that the selectors will pick the renowned Dwayne Bravo for the limited-overs leg of the tour.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has begun the selection process and has shortlisted the long list of 25 players. The fact that the squad is expected to fly to India on October 10 must have disappointed the youngsters playing in the domestic 50-over tournament. It has just started and the heroics in those games won’t be considered now. Even Bravo’s name is not present in the list which has baffled many.
Why wasn’t Bravo picked?
The CWI chief Executive, Johnny Grave, cleared that Dwayne Bravo is competing with some of the good players who are already in the squad. He had made himself available for the domestic One-Day competition while the board had already cleared that the players will have to press their case by performances in the domestic arena for the World Cup inclusion.
“Bravo’s issue is that he’s playing in an allrounder spot with Andre Russell, Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell who all did well in CPL, so there is a lot of options for selectors to choose from. But once he performs in Super50, the door remains open for Dwayne,” he was quoted as saying by Newsday.
It will also be interesting to see if the veteran cricketer will be included in the T20I squad for the three-match series against India. The ODI series concludes on November 1 and the tussle in the shortest format will begin only three days after that and Grave was quick to say that CPL performances will be considered while selecting the team. “The T20 squad should reflect the best possible pool of players from CPL performances,” CWI Cheif concluded.