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Dwayne Bravo: Selectors have got it wrong by excluding me from Tests

Dwayne Bravo is currently recuperating from an injury © Getty Images
Dwayne Bravo is currently recuperating from an injury © Getty Images

Apr 29, 2014

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo said he was disappointed at not playing Test cricket for the last four years. Bravo said that he hoped to play in the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. He spoke of how the West Indies are a difficult side to beat at home, and that if they got their combination right, they could defeat anyone.

According to trinidadexpress.com, in an interview on the Line and Length Cricket cable television show on Saturday, Bravo said, “I must stress my disappointment of not playing Test cricket for the last four years. I think they [selectors] got it wrong to be honest but there is nothing I can do about it. I just have to continue to play my game and show my hunger and desire to play Test cricket and hopefully I will get the opportunity again,” he added.

After sustaining an injury in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) while playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Bravo said, “there is a lot of cricket to play, not just the IPL. There is a Test series against New Zealand and my eyes are on that. I definitely want to be back involved in Test cricket again,” he added.

Bravo, who has scored over 2,000 runs and taken over 85 wickets in Test cricket, said, “For those who don’t know, the last Test match I played was in 2010 in Sri Lanka and to be honest I was very disappointed that I was not able to make the Test squad since,” he said.

Speaking of his equation with the selectors, Bravo said, “I keep asking what it is I have to do again to be selected. Obviously, they can’t really give a proper answer so it always finishes off with a small laugh. Nothing really serious comes out of it.”

Bravo went on to say that the West Indies could potentially defeat the touring New Zealand side in their upcoming series. “I think we will be a very difficult team to beat at home if we get the right combination and right players are selected,” he said.

When asked about what he thought was the right combination, he said, “I expect two spinners should be playing at the same time.” Bravo spoke of Sunil Narine, Suleiman Benn and Shane Shillingford as the prospective spinners in the squad.

Bravo spoke of his injury, saying, “I have had two very good days of rehab and I think I am going to extend my stay an extra week and push myself a bit more. Coming from Dubai, I was in a lot of pain and I was not sure I could actually do the things I am doing now.”

He elaborated on how it occurred in the first place. “I tried to run and take one of my usual spectacular catches but unfortunately it was too far away and I landed on my shoulder on my left side and at first I thought my collarbone was broken, but my scans showed that it was intact, so it was just some ligament bruises. I give 100 per cent all the time. It is very difficult for me to be on the field and don’t give that 100 percent but I think I will have to be a bit smarter now to last longer,” he added.

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