Bravo’s New Year’s resolution-to play test cricket again

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC-Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, says his new year’s resolution is to regain his place on the West Indies test team.

Bravo has been declared fit again after recovering from an injury sustained during the recent ICC Twenty/20 world cup in Sri Lanka.

He says impressive performances in the regional T20 tournament starting Sunday are among plans to return to the regional test side.

“I have a main goal, and that is playing Test cricket again for the West Indies” said Bravo who currently averages 31.42 with the bat and 39.83 with the ball in 40 Test matches.

“I have a number of steps to make before I realise that goal and one of them is the upcoming regional T20 tournament”.

Bravo last played Test cricket for the West Indies against Sri Lanka in December 2010.

He is expected to be a crucial member of defending champions Trinidad and Tobago set to tackle Jamaica in a much anticipated opening clash of the Caribbean T20 tournament on Sunday.

“I want to really put out a great performance and get that momentum that will take me right back into the Test team” Bravo told the Guardian.

“I have worked very hard since my injury and I am keen to go out there and perform for my country. I am hoping that the extra work that I have been putting in pays dividends and that I can achieve my goal in the coming year.”

Bravo has predicted Windward Islands and Guyana to be Trinidad’s biggest threat in successfully defending the regional T20 cricket title.

“I think that we have to watch the Windwards and Guyana because we have not gotten the kind of results we want over them in the recent past” said Bravo.

“I think they are the biggest threats to us. Of course, you cannot write off Jamaica and Barbados because they are big cricketing nations and can also be winners”.

Comments  

Sparta Boss, Leopold Street clash today at Cultural Centre Tarmac

Following the abandonment of their semi-final matchup, defending champion Sparta Boss and 2012 winner Leopold Street, will lock horns today from 17:00hrs, at the National Cultural Center Tarmac in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone.

Windies on the ropes chasing world record target

HAMILTON, New Zealand, CMC – Opener Kieran Powell completed a ‘pair’ to leave West Indies in dire straits in their pursuit of a world record target of 444 runs, after Ross Taylor’s 17th Test hundred put New Zealand in a near invincible position, in the seond and final Test here yesterday.

Eagles, High Stars match abandoned after players scuffle

The opening night of the fifth annual Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA)/GT Beer Football Championship got off to an unfavorable start as the feature matchup between Eagles and High Stars was abandoned due to fighting.

Real Madrid face formidable PSG test

(Reuters) – Holders Real Madrid will have to overcome a sizeable obstacle when the Champions League resumes in February after yesterday’s draw pitted the 12-times winners against Paris St Germain.

Rosignol United, Hopetown FC score lopsided wins

Rosignol United and Hopetown FC secured lopsided wins when the GT Beer Berbice 8-a-side football tournament continued on Sunday at the Scott’s School ground, New Amsterdam (NA).

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×