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CRICKET: Narine, Gayle key weapons for WI in Champions Trophy - Bravo

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2013 | 9:41 AM

New West Indies one-day captain Dwayne Bravo has pointed to big-hitting Jamaican opener Chris Gayle, and mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine, as key weapons in the team’s arsenal for the Champions Trophy starting next week.

Bravo says both players possessed outstanding qualities, which would augur well for the squad in their June 6-23 campaign.

Narine, with only two years of international cricket behind him, has emerged as an exciting prospect, and Bravo says he had added something special to the West Indies attack.

The 25-year-old, known more for his Twenty20 exploits, has already taken 47 wickets from 28 One Day Internationals at an average of 21 point 6-8 and an economy rate of under four runs per over.

Gayle, meanwhile, a former West Indies captain, has been a dominant force in one-dayers, scoring 8442 from 242 matches, with 20 centuries.

Bravo noted, however, that Gayle was not only a devastating batsman but a great presence in the dressing room.


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