IPL desk in Mumbai 15 March 2012 - 02:49pm IST
Bravo named Windies vice-captain
CSK all-rounder to be second in command for Aus series
The 28-year-old has replaced wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin in the deputy skipper’s role. Ramdin, suffering from a fractured right thumb, has made way in the 13-man squad for Carlton Baugh.
Bravo, thrilled at returning to the squad after a six-month hiatus, promised to do his best for the national side.
"I was away from the team since last year and I'm happy to be back in the maroon shirt and representing the people of the West Indies," he said.
"It is special to be back on the team for a series in the Caribbean, where most of my fans are and where I get a lot of support. I'm looking to make this year a big year. I want to make 2012 my year."
Bravo last played for the Windies in the home one-day series against India last year. He was not in the team for the away tours to Bangladesh and India late last year.
Bravo acknowledged the importance of his new role in the side.
"I am happy to be named vice-captain. When I was asked to do the job, I happily accepted. As vice-captain, I know I have a very important job to do. My main job is to support captain Darren Sammy and work alongside him and help my teammates and put in those major performances for the team," he said.
West Indies Squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Denesh Ramdin (vice-captain), Tino Best, Devendra Bishoo, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels