West Indies name Carlos Brathwaite as T20 skipper- All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who has played only eight T20Is, has been appointed the new West Indies T20 captain for the two matches against India later this month in Florida. Darren Sammy, who led them to two World T20 titles, was sacked and also left out of the 13-man squad.
Sammy claimed he was dumped in a 30-second phone call from Browne.
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Brathwaite played a brilliant innings in this year’s World T20 final including the four sixes he smashed in the final over against England. His innings led West Indies to win the World T20 2016.
“Brathwaite is one of the most talented players in the T20 format of the game and his humble and committed approach to the game can inspire young and upcoming players,” said chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne.
“We are looking forward to a competitive series against India in these matches.” Sammy was sacked on Friday after a six-year spell in charge had brought success in the 2012 and 2016 Twenty20 championships.
The final West Indies T20 squad looks like this:
Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine
Indian T20 Squad will have to come up with a strong strategy to take down Brathwaite and his team.