Dwayne Bravo comes out of international cricket retirement: Details here
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has made a shocking claim as he has announced his decision to come out of retirement and to don the colors of Windies again. Notably, Bravo had retired from international cricket last year following a fallout with Cricket Windies (CWI). However, the change of guard, with Ricky Skerritt's appointment as the new president, has prompted him to do so.
"It's no secret that this big announcement has come as a result of the changes made at the administration level. For a while now, I have been contemplating my return to international cricket and my decision was solidified by these positive changes," said Bravo.
Bravo also said that following his return, he is all excited to work once again with head coach Phil Simmons and skipper Kieron Pollard, besides hoping for a positive contribution along with the young talent. "I will remain fully committed to the WI T20 team once selected. Thank you to all my fans and supporters for your continuous support as always," he added.
It is to be noted that while Bravo announced his retirement in 2018, he has not played for the side since 2016. His last international match was in September 2016, in a T20I against Pakistan. Overall, Bravo has played 40 Tests, 164 ODIs and 66 T20Is, scoring 6,310 runs across formats and claiming 337 wickets.
However, Bravo has continued to play franchise T20 cricket at home and overseas. While he played for Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL, he has also played for Chennai Super Kings (IPL), Lahore Qalandars (PSL), Melbourne Renegades (BBL) and Winnipeg Hawks (GT20). He had an average season in IPL 2019, as he scored 80 runs in 12 matches, besides claiming 11 wickets.
Bravo has a unique record to his name as he, along with his Windies team-mate Jerome Taylor, hold the record of highest ninth-wicket partnership in T20Is (66 runs).