Powell Named Windies Captain, Bravo Returns For ODIs Against Bangladesh

Written by Vipin Darwade

A shoulder injury to Jason Holder has opened the door for Rovman Powell to captain the Windies side for the first time in his career, for the One-Day International series against Bangladesh.

Powell has been in excellent touch playing in the T10 league where he mustered 177 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 226.92. He was instrumental in Northen Warriors lifting the title and was the Man of the Match for scoring a 25-ball 61.

Darren Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite have also returned in the squad. Both of them missed the ODIs against India but were part of the T20Is. Roston Chase who last played an ODI in 2017, against India was also recalled to the squad.

Despite playing 94 ODIs for West Indies, Bravo hasn’t had the success that he would have liked but Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors was pleased to have the southpaw back in the mix, especially in the absence of Holder.

“In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes the team can still be competitive, especially with the return of Darren Bravo. Darren’s experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for spots in the squad,” he said.

The three-match ODI series starts from December 9.


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