Rovman Powell named West Indies ODI captain, Darren Bravo returns
Rovman Powell has played 31 ODIs from which he averages 26.16. @CWI

The allrounder Rovman Powell has been named captain of West Indies for the ODI leg of their tour of Bangladesh, with Darren Bravo set to play his first match in the format since October 2016.

With Jason Holder out of the tour, the West Indies selectors have opted for 25-year-old Powell as skipper ahead of the likes of T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite, Roston Chase and Shai Hope.

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Powell has played 31 ODIs from which he averages 26.16 with one hundred and two fifties. He has one wicket. In his most recent outing, Powell scored 61 runs in five innings against India.

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Bravo, 29, made his West Indies return during the India tour when he played all three T20Is. The last of his 94 ODIs came over two years ago.

“In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes the team can still be competitive, especially with the return of Darren Bravo. Darren’s experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for spots in the squad, said Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors.

Bangladesh won the two Tests. The first ODI is on December 9 at Mirpur followed by fixtures at the same venue on December 11 and in Sylhet on December 14.

West indies ODI squad: Rovman Powell (capt), Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas.