Cricket: Bravo to build on Sammy era – Champions Trophy 2013

Champions Trophy 2013 – Bravo to build on Sammy era

Alan Gardner –  ESPNCRICINFO.COM  May 29, 2 013    Comments: 33 |

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies' new one-day captain, speaks to the media, Cardiff, May 29, 2013

Dwayne Bravo was speaking in his first press conference as West Indies’ ODI captain © Getty Images

When Dwayne Bravo was announced as West Indies’ ODI captain, replacing Darren Sammy, a few weeks ahead of the Champions Trophy there were familiar rumblings about island politics. Sammy, who remains the captain in Test and T20 cricket and is part of the Champions Trophy squad, has proved a popular and unifying leader and guided West Indies to a memorable victory at last year’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

But while West Indies have won their last six Test matches, both Sammy’s own form and that of his team had been less impressive in ODI cricket. Bravo, speaking at his introductory press conference in Cardiff, suggested his appointment would give Sammy a well-earned rest from his previously all-encompassing responsibilities. Evolution, not revolution, was the message.      [Read More]

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