Khan: Bravo will do well as skipper

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday article.

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD - The appointment of Dwayne Bravo as the new captain of the West Indies 50-overs team has been well accepted by members of the cricketing fraternity in TT.

Senior team manager Omar Khan said it is about time that Bravo is given the reigns of the regional team.

“Dwayne (Bravo) has matured into one of our most professional cricketers and I hope he continues in the same vein. 

“He is a brilliant student of the game; he understands the game very well. He is one who is always trying to make things happen and that is what you need in cricket now. You need someone who is thinking about the game and that is what he brings,” said the TT manager. 

Denesh Ramdin who has been appointed vice-captain of the regional team for the ICC Champions Trophy set for England next month said it is a great achievement for Bravo since he has been doing well for himself. 

“He is a good leader, a motivator, and he could help bring out the best in players. I am confident that he will get results,” said the deputy. 

The TT skipper said as a result of Bravo’s appointment he feels the Windies will do well at the upcoming tournament which the regional team last won in 2004 under the leadership of world record holder and batting maestro Brian Lara.

Bravo has taken over from Darren Sammy who according to the WICB will remain as skipper of the test and T20 teams.

First Published In The Trinidad & Tobago Newsday.

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 04:25