West Indies news February 20, 2016

Charles replaces Darren Bravo in West Indies' WT20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Johnson Charles was the third-highest run-getter for St Lucia Zouks in CPL 2015 © Associated Press

Johnson Charles has been named as Darren Bravo's replacement in West Indies' squad for the World T20 to be played in India from March 8 to April 3.

Bravo, who didn't sign the central contracts offered by the West Indies Cricket Board last week, cited Test cricket as his top priority at this stage.

Charles, 27, played the last of his 23 T20Is during the series in Sri Lanka in November. He was also part of the squad that lifted the title in Sri Lanka in 2012; his swashuckling 84 earning him the Man of the Match award in the quarter-final against England.

Charles will head into the tournament on the back of a good showing for St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League, where he finished as the third-highest run-getter for his side.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

Squad: Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor

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