Dwayne Bravo Ruled Out Of West Indies' Tour Of New Zealand; Romario Shepherd To Replace Him

Dwayne Bravo Ruled Out Of West Indies’ Bilateral Series Against New Zealand; Romario Shepherd To Replace Him In The National Side

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo seems to be suffering a lot from injuries as his groin injury that he sustained while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has ruled him out from the West Indies Cricket Team. The Windies National Cricket Team is all set to travel to New Zealand for a tour of 3T20Is and 2 Tests, starting from November 27.

Romario Shepherd, the young Caribbean all-rounder, who was handed his debut T20I cap by Dwayne Bravo himself, will replace Bravo in the Windies National side. Shepherd has so far played five One-Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals (T20Is). Bravo, will now return to Trinidad to continue his rehabilitation. Dwayne Bravo had to miss the CPL 2020 final too because of injury.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. Credit: IPL

Dwayne Bravo Ruled Out Of West Indies’ Tour Of New Zealand; Romario Shepherd To Replace Him

“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,” Dwayne Bravo said.

Dwayne Bravo | Windies | ICC World Cup 2019 |
Dwayne Bravo. Credit: Getty Images

“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,” Bravo added.

Romario Shepherd Excited For The Opportunity

“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,” Romario Shepherd said.

Romario Shepherd takes a brilliant catch.
Romario Shepherd. Image Credits: ESPNCricinfo


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

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