West Indies cricket star Dwayne Bravo has expressed his frustration with the selection panel after his brother, Darren Bravo, was once again overlooked for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England. Shai Hope will lead the 15-man squad in the series starting on December 3.
The West Indies, aiming to rebound from their absence in the World Cup for the first time in history, recently revealed their squad for the upcoming ODI series against England. Shai Hope will lead the team, with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph serving as the vice-captain, as chosen by the senior selection committee led by Desmond Haynes. Head coach Darren Sammy will oversee the series, scheduled to take place from December 3 to 9.
Despite Darren Bravo’s outstanding performance in the recent domestic 50-over tournament, where he scored an impressive 416 runs in 8 innings with an average of over 80, selectors have consistently overlooked the left-handed batter. The 34-year-old last played for the West Indies in January 2022.
In response to the squad announcement, Dwayne Bravo took to social media to criticize the selectors, particularly Desmond Haynes, stating that the West Indies cricket system has failed once again. Bravo called for fairness in the selection criteria and questioned the basis on which players are chosen for the team.
Bravo’s Instagram post conveyed his disappointment. He questioned the criteria for West Indies team selection. He highlighted his brother’s exceptional talent, noting his outstanding performance in the recent tournament with a batting average of 83.2 and a strike rate of 92.
Expressing his dissatisfaction with the treatment of players over the years, Bravo urged for a change in the system.
Darren Bravo, with 122 ODIs and 3109 runs, including 4 hundreds, to his name, has played only 12 matches in the format for the West Indies in the last four years.
Currently engaged in franchise cricket post his international retirement, Dwayne encouraged his brother to continue working hard while extending best wishes to the selected players for the upcoming ODI series.