Bangladesh A in West Indies 2011-12 October 28, 2011

Dwayne Bravo to lead West Indies A

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dwayne Bravo will captain West Indies A against Bangladesh A in the first four-day game between the two sides from November 5 at North Sound. The 13-man squad for the game includes three players who are on development contracts from the WICB, and Andre Russell, who is on a Grade C contract.

Bravo's inclusion in the A squad means he will not be part of the Test squad for West Indies' tour of India, which starts with the first Test in Delhi from November 6. He has not played for West Indies since asking for a break after the first two ODIs against India in June to work on his game. Since then he has played for Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League T20 and for Trinidad & Tobago in the ongoing Regional Super50 tournament.

Fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel and Nelon Pascal, who played two Tests last year, and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, who has played nine ODIs for West Indies, are the three players on development contracts who have been included in the West Indies A squad for the first game against Bangladesh A. Batsman Danza Hyatt, who has been a regular member of West Indies' limited-over squads in recent times, and legspinner Nkruma Bonner and allrounder Carlos Brathwaite, who were recently handed international debuts, are also in the A squad.

Russell has become an integral part of West Indies' limited-overs side but has played just the solitary Test so far, against Sri Lanka in Galle last year.

Sunil Narine, the T&T offspinner, has also been added to the squad after topping the wicket-charts in the Regional Super50. Narine also impressed during the recent Champions League T20, where he took 10 wickets at an average of 10.50.

West Indies A will play two four-day games against Bangladesh A, two Twenty20 matches and three one-day games.

Squad: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Nkrumah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Rajindra Chandrika, Kyle Corbin, Shannon Gabriel, Nelon Pascal, Veerasammy Permaul, Danza Hyatt, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas (wk), Sunil Narine

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  • Glenroy on October 31, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    What have Darren Sammy done to be hated on by so many. He is committed to WI cricket, he respect WI cricket, hard worker on the field and a good leader. Here people are calling for Dwayne Bravo, who strike on 4 difference occasions, refuse to sign a contract with the board, hasn't played in the 4 competition for 3 years, fail in every finals he played in, have no respect for WI cricket yet some think he is a good leader. The stats show clearly Sammy is a better bowler and Bravo is a better batsman, therefore all is equal. One thing I know, Sammy well be there when WI need him, Bravo would be there when ANY 20/20 TEAM HIM. I would reward loyalty day.

  • Dummy4 on October 30, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    Be not afraid the Board and Selectors Darren Summy will sonn be out of the West Indies team and we will thern rise to no.1 . Just a little patience.

  • Dummy4 on October 29, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    @SalHusain: Bravo is in the top 10 Test All-Rounders list. I think that qualifies him to be on the team. As for Sammy, he's a good defensive bowler.

  • Dummy4 on October 29, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    west indies selectors and board need to develop brains. W.I. test team sholud include three geniune pace men,rampaul,roach ,russel,edwards(any three)wicketkeeper ,two spinners one leggie and one off spin and six geniune frontline batsmen. in a test w.i. shoulkd play four front line bowlers and samuel and russel will fill in as allrounders. neither sammy or bravo should play as allrounders,they are neither great batsmen or good attacking bowlers,in other word they are no GARY SOBERS,they are good regional players. W.I. always try to make room for these quarter rounders who disguise them selves as all rounder and so arew up the strength of w.i. CRICKET TEAM. BRAINS IS WHAT IS NEEDED FOR those who run W.I. cricket,it seems its a missing commodity. will anyone of you select bravo or sammy as a frontline batsman? how about selecting them for a geniune paceman? that is why they are not geniune ALL ROUNDERS FOR A TEST MATCH.

  • Michael on October 28, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    @Sachit1979 ...Very good point !It makes absolutely no sense for Dwayne to lead the A team,but then again,Butts and company don't have any foresight or memory whatsoever !@ Navin would only mean that Narine would be selected for the Indian tour.Saw Shannon Gabriel for the first time yesterday,and strikes me as a bowler who surprisingly takes a long run and who likes to run in fast all the time.Reminds me of one Darren Powell .Kevin McClean would have been a better bet.

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2011, 20:08 GMT

    This believe this is a test for Bravo. If he does well on this tour he should immediately replace Sammy. Sammy is a liability in our test team. Good ODI player though

  • H on October 28, 2011, 19:59 GMT

    It seems that WI cricket fans do not seem to have a memory. Dwayne Bravo did not want the captaincy of the WI, nor did he want to sign a central contract. Why? It would prevent him from making the big money in the various 20/20 leagues.

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2011, 13:50 GMT

    what happen to sunil narine?

  • Austin on October 28, 2011, 13:14 GMT

    i would have gone for a much younger captain that the WI can groom, and where is jason holder and shane dowrich????....anyways all the best WI

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    unbelievable , player like bravo who i think deserve to lead wi in all format of the game is going to lead west indies A ,for empty a place for sammy who is not deserve to b in the wi squad for test and odi , this is just a waste of a very talented and enthusiastic player , not acceptable

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