Veteran cricketer Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies has taken issue with the team’s choice to not include his brother, Darren Bravo, in the forthcoming home ODI series against England. Notable players like Jason Holder and Nicholas Pooran were left out, but newcomers to the team like Matthew Forde and Kjorn Ottley drew attention.
Desmond Haynes, the chief selector, justified the selections by saying that the 2027 ODI World Cup would concentrate on developing young talent. Bravo’s comments highlight current arguments in the cricketing community about giving younger players more importance than more seasoned veterans.
Dwayne Bravo; “SMH!!! When will the BS stop?! I’m not surprised by my brother’s non-selection, but with the recent changes in WI cricket management, I held onto a bit of hope for the better. This is NOT acceptable, and I just can’t make sense of it! So here are my burning questions: What’s the criteria for West Indies team selection? Surely, it can’t be solely based on performance?” an article from sportskeeda.com mentioned.
Darren Bravo experienced ups and downs in his career, despite being hailed as a cricket prodigy at one point, but a recent upsurge has restored his reputation. His final match for the West Indies came against India in February 2022. He finished with 3109 runs at an average of 30.18 in 122 ODIs.
Bravo, playing for Trinidad and Tobago in the Super 50 Cup, was outstanding, scoring three fifties and a century in his final eight List A innings to take the lead in runs scored. Dwayne believes Bravo’s latest performance represents a potent comeback to his hitting ability.
Dwayne Bravo added; “To Mr. Desmond Haynes, your statement didn’t surprise me. It feels like another former player singing for his supper. I hoped for trust in the system with figures like you, Sammy, and the new director of cricket, but the system failed again,” an article from sportskeeda.com mentioned.
Dwayne Bravo; “I extend my best wishes to the team and selected players”
Beginning on December 3, a thrilling three-match ODI series will kick off the much-awaited England trip of the West Indies. Barbados will serve as the venue for the series’ grand finale, with Antigua set to host the first two meetings. As a parting shot, Bravo sent his best wishes to the players who were chosen and earned a berth in the starting lineup. A series full of excitement and exhilarating moments in cricket awaits you!
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