DARREN BRAVO is among four TT players named on the West Indies squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.
Fellow left-handed batsman Evin Lewis, wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel are the other TT players in the 15-member squad, which will be captained by Jason Holder.
Interim chairman of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel Robert Haynes announced the squad during a media conference today at the Sandals Royal Resort, Barbados.
The squad includes nine players that will be making their first appearance in the global showpiece, including emerging batting star Shimron Hetmyer, the captain of the West Indies Under-19 side that won its first ever ICC Youth World Cup three years ago in Bangladesh, and the side is boosted with the inclusion of big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell.
“Based on the new selection policy approach which allowed us to consider a number of players that have not regularly appeared in the side over the last two years, we had a wide base of talent from which to choose,” said Haynes.
“There were a number of tough calls we had to make to settle on our squad of 15, including ensuring there was some continuity in the side, but we believe we have chosen a strong squad of players taking into consideration such factors as experience, fitness, team balance, current form and conditions.”
Haynes noted that off-spinner Sunil Narine and emerging fast bowler Alzarri Joseph were not considered, due to finger and shoulder injuries, respectively.