Darren Bravo returns to Windies squad for England Tests
ST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC):
Exiled left-hander Darren Bravo has been included in a West Indies 13-man squad announced on Tuesday to face England in the first Test starting at Kensington Oval in Barbados later this month.
The 29-year-old last played a Test for the Windies 28 months ago in a three-match series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates.
He was controversially sent home following that tour for an ill-advised Twitter rant aimed at Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron, leading to a stand-off with the regional board which left him sidelined from international cricket for two years.
The Trinidadian was called up for the Twenty20 four of India last November and the subsequent one-day series in Bangladesh the following month.
Meanwhile, the uncapped Windies A pair of Shamarh Brooks and John Campbell have gained call-ups, while fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has returned as expected after regaining full fitness.
There is no room for leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo while left-handed opener Kieran Powell has been also dropped.
SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel.