Charles replaces injured Bravo for Windies in World Cup

Sydney, PTI | Updated : 01 March 2015, 11:25 AM

West Indies have been allowed to call-up Johnson Charles to replace batsman Darren Bravo who was ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury. Charles, a 26-year-old top order batsman, has played 30 ODIs in which he has scored 869 runs with two centuries and as many half-centuries.

His last ODI was against New Zealand in Hamilton in January 2014.

Bravo suffered a left hamstring injury in the 150-run win over Pakistan in Christchurch last weekend and missed Friday’s 257-run defeat by South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The 26-year-old Trinidadian made 49 against Pakistan before he was forced to retire hurt. West Indies have won two and lost two of their four matches so far and next play defending champions India in Perth on March 6. 

First Published: Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:19 AM
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