Darren Bravo set to return to West Indies Championship today


    Darren Bravo looks set to return to the West Indies Championship scene for the first time in three years.

    The Windies left-hander is likely to give a boost to the batting of the T&T Red Force, as they face the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park this morning.

    Bravo and Jamaican fast bowler Odean Smith replace leg-spinner Bryan Charles and Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel in the Red Force line-up.

    Charles will be on duty for the President’s XI and Gabriel has been rested, as expected, ahead of him travelling to Barbados for the start of the England Tour.

    Red Force will be hoping that Bravo can give the edge to their batting line-up which has let them down in the second innings of two losses on home soil against the Volcanoes and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

    The Scorpions and Red Force both had a delayed start to the season, due to unavailability of venues, and they have both lost their first two matches of the season.

    Scorpions pair of Jermaine Blackwood and John Campbell will be missing from this match, due to playing duties for the President’s XI against England in Barbados, and WINDIES Twenty20 International star Fabian Allen has been sidelined with a leg injury.

    Andre McCarthy, Barbadian batting all-rounder Kenroy Williams and his unrelated namesake Oraine Williams have been drafted into the squad.


    SCORPIONS  – Paul Palmer (captain), Dennis Bulli, Assad Fudadin, Reynard Leveridge, Jermaine Levy, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Rovman Powell, Aldaine Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Kenroy Williams, Oraine Williams
    IN–McCarthy K. Williams, O. Williams; OUT–Fabian Allen, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell

    RED FORCE  – Denesh Ramdin (captain), Darren Bravo, Yannic Cariah, Joshua Da Silva, sKyle Hope, Imran Khan, Amir Jangoo, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Phillip, Khary Pierre, Odean Smith, Jeremy Solozano, Daniel St. Clair
    IN –Bravo, Smith; OUT–Bryan Charles, Shannon Gabriel

    UMPIRES – Christopher Taylor, Deighton Butler (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
    MATCH REFEREE – Denovan Hayles
    RESERVE UMPIRE – Christopher Wright