ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies name retired cricketer Dwayne Bravo named in reserve players' list for tournament

A retired Dwayne Bravo has been included in the list of 10 reserve players by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the ODI World Cup starting in England on 30 May.

Press Trust of India, May 19, 2019 17:26:45 IST

St John's (Antigua): A retired Dwayne Bravo has been included in the list of 10 reserve players by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the ODI World Cup starting in England on 30 May.

Bravo, who had announced his retirement last October, and Kieron Pollard, who hasn't played an ODI since October 2016, found a place in the reserve list put up on the website of Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Sunday.

Bravo, who plays for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), featured in an ODI way back in October 2014 and his last match for West Indies was a T20I against Pakistan in September 2016.

File image of Dwayne Bravo. Reuters

File image of Dwayne Bravo. Reuters

It was under his captaincy that the West Indies team had returned home midway through a series in India in 2014 after a fallout with the board.

Pollard, on the other hand, last played an ODI in 2016 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. He last represented the regional side in a T20I against India in November last year.

Other players in the list include Sunil Ambris, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre and Raymon Reifer.

"The choice of players in the reserve list is to really cover our bases and ensure we have a good balance in the pool of players that can be selected if replacements are required," said Interim Chairman of Selectors Robert Haynes.

"We think the skill set in this pool is strong with a good blend of experience and upcoming young players who can be ready to contribute when required."

The West Indies will have a training camp in Southampton, England from 19 May to 23 to prepare for the World Cup.

The four-day camp, involving the entire 15-man squad, will include an additional warm-up fixture against Australia, which will be played on 22 May at the Ageas Bowl.

Batsman Sunil Ambris, and all-rounder Raymon Reifer, who were part of the just-concluded Tri-Nation ODI Series in Ireland, have been called up as cover for the camp in Southampton.

"Ambris is available as cover for Evin Lewis, who has recently recovered from a viral infection and Reifer will cover for the bowling group as part of work load management," CWI said in its statement.

CEO Johnny Grave said the camp will help the team to prepare for the World cup.

The West Indies will open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

West Indies World Cup Squad: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran.

Updated Date: May 19, 2019 17:27:51 IST

World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
New Zealand 6 5 0 1 11
Australia 6 5 1 0 10
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 6 4 2 0 8
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
Bangladesh 6 2 3 1 5
Pakistan 6 2 3 1 5
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 6 0 6 0 0

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254