Romario Shepherd To Replace Injured Dwayne Bravo Romario Shepherd To Replace Injured Dwayne Bravo
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Romario Shepherd To Replace Injured Dwayne Bravo

Beyond USA October 21, 2020 admin

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of New Zealand due to a groin injury. The experienced 37-year-old sustained the injury on Saturday whilst playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bravo, the two-time T20 World Cup winner, will now return to Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation. He will be replaced by Romario Shepherd, the 25-year-old all-rounder, who made his international debut last year against Afghanistan. He has so far played five One-Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals (T20Is).
The defending ICC T20 World Cup champions will visit New Zealand from November 27 to December 15. They will start the tour with three T20Is, followed by two Test matches as part of the ICC World Test Championship.
Bravo said: “I was really looking forward to the tour of New Zealand as it has been so many months since I last wore maroon in Sri Lanka back in March and we are all so excited about building towards defending our T20 World Cup next year. Unfortunately, the injury I sustained on Saturday playing for CSK has not only ruled me out of the IPL but also the tour. I’m making arrangements to return to Trinidad over the next few days where I will continue my rehab and treatment. I’m fully committed to representing the West Indies and I just need to get myself stronger again.”
Shepherd said: “This is a great opportunity for me, and I want to take it with both hands. I was in the team before, last year and earlier this year, so I have a good feel of the game at this level. I’ve been training hard and working at all areas of my game so I’m ready.”

T20I Squad

Kieron Pollard (captain)
Fabian Allen
Sheldon Cottrell
Andre Fletcher
Shimron Hetmyer
Brandon King
Kyle Mayers
Rovman Powell
Keemo Paul
Nicholas Pooran
Romario Shepherd
Oshane Thomas
Hayden Walsh Jr
Kesrick Williams

Test Squad
Jason Holder (captain)
Jermaine Blackwood
Kraigg Brathwaite
Darren Bravo
Shamarh Brooks
John Campbell
Roston Chase
Rahkeem Cornwall
Shane Dowrich
Shannon Gabriel
Shimron Hetmyer
Chemar Holder
Alzarri Joseph
Keemo Paul
Kemar Roach

Test Reserves
Nkrumah Bonner
Joshua DaSilva
Preston McSween
Shayne Moseley
Raymon Reifer
Jayden Seales

November 27: 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
November 29: 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
November 30: 3rd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
December 3-7: 1st Test at Seddon Park, Hamilton
December 11-15: 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington