Romario Shepherd, the Guyanese allrounder, has been chosen to interchange Dwayne Bravo within the West Indies T20 crew to tour New Zealand subsequent month.
This comes as all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been dominated out of the upcoming tour because of a groin harm. The skilled 37-year-old sustained the harm on Saturday, October 17, whereas taking part in for the Chennai Tremendous Kings within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Bravo, the two-time T20 World Cup winner, will now return to Trinidad to proceed his rehabilitation.
The 25-year-old Romario Shepherd made his worldwide debut final 12 months in opposition to Afghanistan and has thus far performed 5 One-Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals (T20Is). Shepherd mentioned he intends to take advantage of the chance.
“This can be a nice alternative for me, and I wish to take it with each fingers. I used to be within the crew earlier than, final 12 months and earlier this 12 months, so I’ve a great really feel of the sport at this degree. I’ve been coaching laborious and dealing in any respect areas of my recreation so I’m prepared,” he mentioned.
Bravo, in the meantime, mentioned he’s upset that he will be unable to journey to New Zealand with the crew.
“I used to be actually trying ahead to the tour of New Zealand because it has been so many months since I final wore maroon in Sri Lanka again in March and we’re all so enthusiastic about constructing in the direction of defending our T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months,” he mentioned.
“Sadly, the harm I sustained on Saturday taking part in for CSK has not solely dominated me out of the IPL but in addition the tour. I’m making preparations to return to Trinidad over the following few days the place I’ll proceed my rehab and remedy. I’m totally dedicated to representing the West Indies and I simply have to get myself stronger once more.”
The defending ICC T20 World Cup champions will go to New Zealand from November 27 to December 15. They are going to begin the tour with three T20Is, adopted by two Check matches as a part of the ICC World Check Championship.
Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King,
Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr and Kesrick Williams.
November 27: 1st T20I at Eden Park, Auckland
November 29: 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
November 30: third T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
December 3-7: 1st Check at Seddon Park, Hamilton
December 11-15: 2nd Check at Basin Reserve, Wellington