Dwayne Bravo last played an ODI in 2014 against India at Dharamsala. @ Getty Images
Dwayne Bravo last played an ODI in 2014 against India at Dharamsala. @ Getty Images

West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo will not board the flight to India for the one-day internationals that will begin from October 21 in Guwahati. According to a report in Newsday on Sunday, the 25-player list that will be announced by Cricket West Indies (CWI) is yet to be revealed, but the board has begun the process of sorting out the paperwork of potential picks for the series.

“The reason the [longlist for the] ODI team was picked before Super50 is because players are flying out of the Caribbean on October 10 to be in India by October 12,” Johnny Grave, the CWI chief executive, was quoted as saying in the report.

The West Indies’ Super50 (national one-day meet), which began on October 3, is considered to be a parameter of selection.

“There will be a camp in Guwahati before the first ODI game in that city is played. The [benefit of the] Super50 now from the selectors’ point of view will be to look at players who aren’t in India and who don’t perform in India to [then] shuffle the pack for [the] Bangladesh [tour].”

Bravo, who last played an ODI in 2014 against India at Dharamsala, will have to work his way up, according to Grave as there is plenty of competition for the allrounder’s slot.

“Bravo’s issue is that he’s playing in an allrounder spot with Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite, Rovman Powell, who all did well in CPL, so there is a lot of options for selectors to choose from,” Grave said.

“But once he performs in Super50, the door remains open for Dwayne.”

However, Grave seemed confident that Bravo might be picked for the T20Is that begin on November 4. Bravo had lead Trinbago Knight Riders to their second successive Caribbean Premier League title in September. “The T20 squad should reflect the best possible pool of players from CPL performances,” he said.