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West Indies recalls Darren Bravo after two years to the Test squad

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West Indies recalls Darren Bravo after two years to the Test squad

Darren Bravo who played his last Test on November 2016, has been called up for West Indies Test squad for the first Test against England. He last played a Test match on November 2016 which was against England and scored 11 and 3 in two innings.

Bravo made his debut in 2010, has played 49 Tests till now, scoring 3,400 runs with an average of 40. His steady career was then interrupted following a dispute with Cricket West Indies Board. Now he has been given a chance in the Windies Test squad for the first Test match against England, to kick-start his once-promising career.

The West Indies team was seen struggling in the last two Tests as they ended up losing 2 Tests in Bangladesh, which made the Windies selection committee to initiate some changes in the squad. Daily mail quoted West Indies Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne saying, “With the return of Darren Bravo, who will add value to a batting department, we expect to see marked improvement.”

“After a difficult Test Series in Bangladesh late last year the opportunity presents itself for our team to pick itself up”, he continued.

Browne further said, “Although a tough series against England is anticipated, home turf has always been a place where our team has made strides.”

Alongside Darren Bravo, 26-year-old Campbell and 30-year-old Brooks, with Kieran Powell have been named in the 13-man Test squad while Sunil Ambris has been dropped for the series opener in Barbados.

West Indies squad for the first Test against England: Jason Holder (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Royston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Oshane Thomas (cover).

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