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Bravo, Powell recalled as West Indies announce squad for T20I series against Ireland

ANI | Updated: Jan 13, 2020 07:59 IST

St George's [Grenada], Jan 13 (ANI): Cricket West Indies on Monday recalled all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Rovman Powell as they announced a 13-man squad for the upcoming T20I series against Ireland.
Bravo last played at the international level against Pakistan in the UAE in September 2016 while Powell last played against India in Guyana in August last year.
Pacer Jason Holder has been rested for the series due to workload management while Fabian Allen is unavailable as he continues his rehabilitation following an injury during the tour of India last year.
Cricket West Indies' lead selector, Roger Harper, said Bravo has been recalled with a specific intention.
"Dwayne Bravo was recalled with the specific intention of bolstering our 'death' bowling which was identified as an area that really needs improving. His record in this department speaks for itself. He will also be able to act as a mentor to the other 'death' bowlers and lend his experience wherever needed," Harper said in a statement.
"Rovman Powell is a genuine all-rounder who we believe can add impetus and up the strike rate at the back-end of the innings. He was excellent in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup - where he scored two excellent centuries and a 96 and also had some other good performances," he added.
West Indies won the three-match ODI series by 3-0 against Ireland and the first T20I will be played on January 15. (ANI)