Dwayne Bravo’s Return To International T20 After 2016

West Indian star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who last contested a T20I in 2016, is looking forward to being back in national colors with three games against Ireland in the T20I series.

“It’s a great feeling,” Bravo said in a radio interview with Trinidad’s I955 FM. “I feel like a child again when I first get a call from [West Indies President Roger Harper] who welcomes me back to the team and plays international cricket, and they look forward to seeing me again to have.

“It’s something I’ve always been thinking about since the change of leadership. I’m happy to have the opportunity to represent the region again and look forward to doing my best.”

Bravo announced its retirement from international cricket in October 2018 but continued to play franchise cricket. Later, in December 2019, he retired from T20I to run for selection ahead of the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will take place from October to November.

The all-rounder believes that there is no real death-over specialist in the West Indies, and he could be the contact on his side who assumes this responsibility.

“The West Indies has recently stalled,” Bravo said. “When you watch the 50 Overs World Championship, when you watch the series in India, both in T20Is and ODIs, we lack a really, really real death overs specialist.

“Again, this is my motivation to work with current bowlers. There is [Sheldon] Cottrell, there is Keemo Paul, there is Alzarri Joseph, there is Oshane Thomas, there is Kesrick Williams. Together we all have to improve, including myself “But with the experience I have, I can get them to understand the importance of certain deliveries, understand when certain deliveries need to be made, and work on a better final game plan.” Bravo said he didn’t think too far ahead to secure a place in the West India T20 World Cup squad. “There is this series and then there is a series in Sri Lanka,” he said. “If I do well in this series, there is a good chance that I will be selected for the next series.” It’s just about playing it by ear, series by series. “Obviously, they will try to find the best combination and squad that they hold and choose for October. Starting the Ireland series is just a step towards something positive.”

“Again, this is my motivation to work with current bowlers. There is [Sheldon] Cottrell, there is Keemo Paul, there is Alzarri Joseph, there is Oshane Thomas, there is Kesrick Williams. Together we all have to improve, including myself “But with the experience I have, I can get them to understand the importance of certain deliveries, understand when certain deliveries need to be made, and work on a better final game plan.”

Bravo said he didn’t think too far ahead to secure a place in the West India T20 World Cup squad. “There is this series and then there is a series in Sri Lanka,” he said. “If I do well in this series, there is a good chance that I will be selected for the next series.” It’s just about playing it by ear, series by series.

“Obviously, they will try to find the best combination and squad that they hold and choose for October. Starting the Ireland series is just a step towards something positive.”

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