'T&T still best Twenty20 side in Caribbean' - Bravo
Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, has said Trinidad & Tobago are still the region's best Twenty20 team despite crashing out in the semi-finals of the recent Caribbean T20. T&T, who thrilled audiences with their run to the Champions League final in 2009, were favourites to win the domestic Twenty20 competition but fell five runs short against Guyana despite a 20-ball 55 from Bravo.
"It was unfortunate that we did not go on to win," Bravo told the Trinidad Express. "In a tournament like this, you are going to have a bad game. Our bad game was against Guyana and they went on to win but I still honestly believe that Trinidad and Tobago is the best (T20 team) in the Caribbean."
T&T, who took out their frustration at missing out on a lucrative Champions League spot through a ten-wicket thrashing of Jamaica in the third-place play-off, had reached the semi-finals after winning all three league matches. "Our preparation was spot on and until we lost in the semis we played good cricket," Bravo said. "We were consistent and we were winning our games by large margins. I can't point fingers at this moment but I thought we had a good tournament."
Though his home team won't be in South Africa for the Champions League, Bravo is likely to be involved in the tournament, representing either IPL finalists Mumbai Indians or Australian Big Bash winners Victoria.