Finally, West Indies has brought a new change to their limited-overs format, as they asked their best man Kieron Pollard to lead the sides in ODI and T20I formats of the game. Pollard will be replacing Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite respectively in ODI and T20I format. Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo sends a congratulatory message to the big man.
Following a disappointing performance at the World Cup and thereafter a complete whitewash against India, Cricket West Indies (CWI) have decided to sack Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite as skippers of ODI and T20I teams and have named Kieron Pollard as captain in limited-overs cricket.
Pollard, who hasn’t played 50-over cricket for more than three years has accepted his new role. This was after Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt made an official announcement with Pollard by his side. The 32-year-old has played 101 ODIs and 62 T20 Internationals, having scored 2289 and 903 runs, respectively in the two formats.
Congratulations, Kieron Pollard – Dwayne Bravo
Meanwhile, Dwayne Bravo believes that he can finally make a comeback into the International team after the change in the captaincy for the country. Further, he wishes all the best to Kieron Pollard for his new role in both formats of the game.
“Congratulations my friend Kieron Pollard on being appointed WI captain. You deserve it and u will be a great leader hopefully I can finally get back in WI colours again,” he wrote in a post on Instagram. He also shared a series of photos showcasing his playing days in Windies colours.
Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket last year in October. The 35-year-old Trinidadian, who made his West Indies debut in 2004, played 40 tests, 164 one-day internationals and 66 T20 internationals.
His last appearance for his country came in the shortest format against Pakistan in Sept. 2016. In ODIs, he finished with 2,968 runs at 25.36, while claiming 199 wickets at an economy rate of 5.41. The all-rounder always had issues with the board, which certainly, didn’t work in his favour. However, with new skipper and a couple of T20I World Cups in the line, Bravo might make a comeback.