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Injured Badree out Dhaka Cup T20
T&T Red Steel and West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree will not feature in the lone T20 clash between the West Indies and Bangladesh in the Dhaka Bank Cup scheduled for Wednesday night starting at 8 pm at Warner Park in St Kitts.
The West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) selection panel yesterday named the 13-man squad for the clash and Badree was a notable omission.
Badree developed a shoulder injury during the Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in St Kitts and did not feature in the Red Steel’s play off against Jamaica.
The injury has not healed properly and the selectors did not want to risk the number one bowler in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings.
Another notable omission is batsmen Darren Bravo. The dapper left hander featured in the T20 series against New Zealand in the Caribbean a month and a half ago but was not considered this time around. Regular T20 captain Darren Sammy is back at the helm and will be looking to pull off a victory after drawing the two-match series 1-1 against New Zealand in Dominica.
He will have with him five players who did not feature in the Dhaka Bank Cup limited overs series. They are T&T Red Steel spinner Sulieman Benn, Antigua Hawksbills fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher from the St Lucia Zouks, Krishmar Santokie from the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Dwayne Smith of the Barbados Tridents.
The team is very strong with the likes of hurricane batsmen Chris Gayle, Keiron Pollard and Dwayne Smith, mystery spinner Sunil Narine, and all rounders Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell. (VM)
Darren Sammy (captain), Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith.
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