Bangladesh A in West Indies 2011-12 November 4, 2011

Dwayne Bravo suffers ankle injury

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Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies allrounder, has injured his ankle and will miss West Indies A's two four-day matches against Bangladesh A this month. Bravo, who was named captain of the A side for the series, picked up the injury during the team's warm-up session the day before the first four-day game, which is scheduled to start in Antigua on November 5, and has travelled back to Trinidad & Tobago. Veerasammy Permaul will take over the captaincy of the West Indies A team, while a replacement player has not yet been named.

Bravo's career has been blighted by injury in the past few years, since he suffered a serious ankle injury in 2008 which kept him out of the game for eight months. He suffered a big blow this year when his World Cup ended due to a knee injury he sustained in West Indies' first game of the tournament. He returned for the home one-day series against Pakistan but asked for a break after the first two ODIs against India in June to work on his game.

Since then Bravo has turned out for Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League T20 and for Trinidad & Tobago in the Regional Super50 tournament. The matches against Bangladesh A were to be his first first-class matches since the Tests in Sri Lanka last year but his return to the longer format has now been delayed further.

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  • on November 6, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    I can see Bravo retiring from Test Cricket at this rate like most of the top players do. Its true from what the other people who have posted on here that he is playing too much cricket as he is chasing the money of the IPL and other T20 formats. Less work,more money. The Windies should give an ultimatum to Bravo after this injury whether he wants to represent the Windies or just carry on playing Domestic T20 around the world as he can't do both. Also, forget about Pollard and move on. Pollard is clearly showing he has no intention of playing test cricket and seems too interested in the T20 formats. Pollard is a good T20 player but doesnt have the temperament at the moment for 50 over cricket or test cricket. I would like the Windies bring back Brendan Nash back into the test side,possibly the ODI team too.

  • Silloh on November 5, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo is certainly not the same player currently, fitness and performance wise. He needs to get back on track and soon as he is blessed with dynamic cricket talent that we can ill afford to lose.Who is seeking these players interest ? Adrian Bharath is another case in point with some leg injury that is apparently not being enough time to heal.

  • Metman on November 5, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    @Joseph Dosserie !I am in agreement with you .Something looks fishy here !I prefer to wait a little while longer before I can pass judgement though.

  • on November 5, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    Growing up playing cricket in the Savannah some fellas like to fake an injury to get out of the sun or to take a time out after they finish bat...Big Bash coming up in weeks. Why would you risk a real injury in an A Team game? Guys flying in the day before a Test match in a private jet; another one saying Test matches may now be irrelevant. Right on Joseph Dosserie...I used to be a big Bravo fan but now I really wonder.

  • on November 5, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    I hope that he gets well for IPL. I love to watch him play

  • Mayfield on November 5, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's problem stems from playing too much cricket. Who is he playing this cricket for? Certainly not the WI. Earlier this year he opted out of a series, but them went on to play for his IPL team. What this should tell everyone is where Bravo loyalty lies, and it is not with the WI. Fidel Edwards also suffered an injury after playing for his IPL team, if I can recall, he was supposed to be rehabbing an injury at that time. Jerome Taylor has not played for Jamaica, can anyone tell me why? More and more players will continue to break down if they continue to chase the IPL money. What happens to Bravo when he can no longer play due to injury? Will the IPL give him a job in some capacity or will he be looking to WI?

  • on November 5, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    I'm very suspicious of those selec tive string of injuries. Something is very wrong.

  • ChrisH on November 5, 2011, 7:18 GMT

    @john_salazar1....now wait a minute, what makes cricket players so special that after retiring in their 40s they should NOT be working 9-5 jobs like the rest of us who won't retire from that kind of work until we are in our 60s or 70s (or even 80s for some people)????

    As for the topic at hand I don't agree with Harvey. These players aren't losing their credibility, but a lot of them are getting injured way too often. Bravo, Taylor (who wasn't even selected to play for Jamaica in the recent limited overs competition but was made "assistant coach"..probably because he wouldn't have lasted the tournament), Gayle at times, Barath, Sarwan. These guys need to work on their fitness.

  • soorajiyer on November 5, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    Friends, getting injured has nothing to do with credibility.. Please.. And remember they dont get paid like Indian cricket stars.. As John said, former players still working 9-5 is a crazy thing. Lets think twice before saying something especially against somebody!

  • john_salazar1 on November 5, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    Fellahs stop bashing these guys. youall are not aware of the upbringing these guys upbringing. I know of former players who served West Indies loyally and are now working 9-5, so please stop bashing the guys for seeking their future.

  • on November 6, 2011, 14:52 GMT

    I can see Bravo retiring from Test Cricket at this rate like most of the top players do. Its true from what the other people who have posted on here that he is playing too much cricket as he is chasing the money of the IPL and other T20 formats. Less work,more money. The Windies should give an ultimatum to Bravo after this injury whether he wants to represent the Windies or just carry on playing Domestic T20 around the world as he can't do both. Also, forget about Pollard and move on. Pollard is clearly showing he has no intention of playing test cricket and seems too interested in the T20 formats. Pollard is a good T20 player but doesnt have the temperament at the moment for 50 over cricket or test cricket. I would like the Windies bring back Brendan Nash back into the test side,possibly the ODI team too.

  • Silloh on November 5, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo is certainly not the same player currently, fitness and performance wise. He needs to get back on track and soon as he is blessed with dynamic cricket talent that we can ill afford to lose.Who is seeking these players interest ? Adrian Bharath is another case in point with some leg injury that is apparently not being enough time to heal.

  • Metman on November 5, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    @Joseph Dosserie !I am in agreement with you .Something looks fishy here !I prefer to wait a little while longer before I can pass judgement though.

  • on November 5, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    Growing up playing cricket in the Savannah some fellas like to fake an injury to get out of the sun or to take a time out after they finish bat...Big Bash coming up in weeks. Why would you risk a real injury in an A Team game? Guys flying in the day before a Test match in a private jet; another one saying Test matches may now be irrelevant. Right on Joseph Dosserie...I used to be a big Bravo fan but now I really wonder.

  • on November 5, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    I hope that he gets well for IPL. I love to watch him play

  • Mayfield on November 5, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's problem stems from playing too much cricket. Who is he playing this cricket for? Certainly not the WI. Earlier this year he opted out of a series, but them went on to play for his IPL team. What this should tell everyone is where Bravo loyalty lies, and it is not with the WI. Fidel Edwards also suffered an injury after playing for his IPL team, if I can recall, he was supposed to be rehabbing an injury at that time. Jerome Taylor has not played for Jamaica, can anyone tell me why? More and more players will continue to break down if they continue to chase the IPL money. What happens to Bravo when he can no longer play due to injury? Will the IPL give him a job in some capacity or will he be looking to WI?

  • on November 5, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    I'm very suspicious of those selec tive string of injuries. Something is very wrong.

  • ChrisH on November 5, 2011, 7:18 GMT

    @john_salazar1....now wait a minute, what makes cricket players so special that after retiring in their 40s they should NOT be working 9-5 jobs like the rest of us who won't retire from that kind of work until we are in our 60s or 70s (or even 80s for some people)????

    As for the topic at hand I don't agree with Harvey. These players aren't losing their credibility, but a lot of them are getting injured way too often. Bravo, Taylor (who wasn't even selected to play for Jamaica in the recent limited overs competition but was made "assistant coach"..probably because he wouldn't have lasted the tournament), Gayle at times, Barath, Sarwan. These guys need to work on their fitness.

  • soorajiyer on November 5, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    Friends, getting injured has nothing to do with credibility.. Please.. And remember they dont get paid like Indian cricket stars.. As John said, former players still working 9-5 is a crazy thing. Lets think twice before saying something especially against somebody!

  • john_salazar1 on November 5, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    Fellahs stop bashing these guys. youall are not aware of the upbringing these guys upbringing. I know of former players who served West Indies loyally and are now working 9-5, so please stop bashing the guys for seeking their future.

  • on November 5, 2011, 1:49 GMT

    @Harvey Gangadeen who do you mean by that,what the relevance here?

  • Robster1 on November 5, 2011, 0:37 GMT

    Hmmm - here's hoping that the end's not approaching for Bravo senior. It strikes this poster as though his body needs management and not constant playing. Bravo has an upbeat attitiude but it seems as if he's reached the crossroads in his career. Pure cash or decent cash and glory eh Darren.

  • on November 4, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Bravo, Pollard and Gayle are quickly losing creibility one fears.

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  • on November 4, 2011, 19:33 GMT

    Bravo, Pollard and Gayle are quickly losing creibility one fears.

  • Robster1 on November 5, 2011, 0:37 GMT

    Hmmm - here's hoping that the end's not approaching for Bravo senior. It strikes this poster as though his body needs management and not constant playing. Bravo has an upbeat attitiude but it seems as if he's reached the crossroads in his career. Pure cash or decent cash and glory eh Darren.

  • on November 5, 2011, 1:49 GMT

    @Harvey Gangadeen who do you mean by that,what the relevance here?

  • john_salazar1 on November 5, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    Fellahs stop bashing these guys. youall are not aware of the upbringing these guys upbringing. I know of former players who served West Indies loyally and are now working 9-5, so please stop bashing the guys for seeking their future.

  • soorajiyer on November 5, 2011, 5:42 GMT

    Friends, getting injured has nothing to do with credibility.. Please.. And remember they dont get paid like Indian cricket stars.. As John said, former players still working 9-5 is a crazy thing. Lets think twice before saying something especially against somebody!

  • ChrisH on November 5, 2011, 7:18 GMT

    @john_salazar1....now wait a minute, what makes cricket players so special that after retiring in their 40s they should NOT be working 9-5 jobs like the rest of us who won't retire from that kind of work until we are in our 60s or 70s (or even 80s for some people)????

    As for the topic at hand I don't agree with Harvey. These players aren't losing their credibility, but a lot of them are getting injured way too often. Bravo, Taylor (who wasn't even selected to play for Jamaica in the recent limited overs competition but was made "assistant coach"..probably because he wouldn't have lasted the tournament), Gayle at times, Barath, Sarwan. These guys need to work on their fitness.

  • on November 5, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    I'm very suspicious of those selec tive string of injuries. Something is very wrong.

  • Mayfield on November 5, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's problem stems from playing too much cricket. Who is he playing this cricket for? Certainly not the WI. Earlier this year he opted out of a series, but them went on to play for his IPL team. What this should tell everyone is where Bravo loyalty lies, and it is not with the WI. Fidel Edwards also suffered an injury after playing for his IPL team, if I can recall, he was supposed to be rehabbing an injury at that time. Jerome Taylor has not played for Jamaica, can anyone tell me why? More and more players will continue to break down if they continue to chase the IPL money. What happens to Bravo when he can no longer play due to injury? Will the IPL give him a job in some capacity or will he be looking to WI?

  • on November 5, 2011, 19:45 GMT

    I hope that he gets well for IPL. I love to watch him play

  • on November 5, 2011, 20:19 GMT

    Growing up playing cricket in the Savannah some fellas like to fake an injury to get out of the sun or to take a time out after they finish bat...Big Bash coming up in weeks. Why would you risk a real injury in an A Team game? Guys flying in the day before a Test match in a private jet; another one saying Test matches may now be irrelevant. Right on Joseph Dosserie...I used to be a big Bravo fan but now I really wonder.