Dwayne Bravo will continue to play T20s

Dwayne Bravo will continue to play T20s
Chennai Super Kings player Dwayne Bravo celebrates after taking Sunrisers’ Yusuf Pathan’s wicket during their VIVO IPL cricket T20 match in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
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Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo intends to continue his cricket career and will focus on Twenty20 for at least another three years.

Bravo, 33, announced recently his retirement from international cricket.

He has dismissed speculation that his retirement was not as a result of his non-selection for either of the West Indies limited-overs teams for the current tour of India.

An article on the Cricinfo website on Sept. 1, 2018 reported that Bravo, his brother Darren, Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons made themselves available for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the recently-concluded Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super50 Cup, with the hope for a possible selection for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.

But Bravo ended his international career two days before the Red Force’s humiliating seven-wicket loss to first time champions CCC Marooners in the Super50 semi- final at the Kensington Oval, Barbados.

He admitted that he came back to play with the Red Force team because it was the last opportunity for him to play with the team, which he grew up playing with in the first-class arena.

The former One-Day International captain said not being selected for the West Indies to go to India had nothing to do with his decision because he had not played for the West Indies in One-Day Internationals since 2014 and Twenty20s since 2016.

Bravo, who has been the captain of the Trinidad and Tobago franchise teams — both the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and back-to-back champions Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR)- since the inception of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2013, plans to keep on representing the TKR as long as possible.

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