PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Stylish top order batsman Darren Bravo is expected to be back in the Trinidad and Tobago side for the regional four-day semi-final clash against champions Jamaica in Sabina Park on May 2nd.
Media reports from Port-Of Spain said Bravo has to undergo an eye operation and will be out of the squad for a number of days which would see him missing the Super 50 semi-final clash against Jamaica tomorrow.
Manager of the team Omar Khan Bravo says the dapper left hander has asked for some time off from the national team but will be ready to play his part against the Jamaicans the longer version
“Darren will be available for the First Class clash against the Jamaicans and this is welcome news for the T&T team,” said Khan.
“We have been having major problems in finding someone to hold down that pivitol number three position and with Darren back, he will bat in that position.”
Trinidad and Tobago finished fourth in the preliminary round after losing recent matches against Barbados and Jamaica well inside the scheduled four-day duration.
The loss of some key frontline players to the Indian Premier League (IPL) appears to have put the Trinidadians at a disadvantage in the four-day tournament in particular.
They finished the six-match preliminaries with three wins and three losses.
“Darren brings with him that stability at the top of the order and the way the guys have batted this season we need someone like him to come in and assist at the top,” said Khan.
“Once our batting can click I see no reason why we can’t go on and win the First Class title and finished the season on a high.”