Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is suffering from a groin injury which he sustained while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2020 that sidelined him from the West Indies Cricket Team. Fast bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd will replace Dwayne Bravo in the West Indies T20 squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. The Windies National Cricket Team is all set to tour New Zealand from 27 November to 15 December, with three T20I matches to be played, followed by two Test matches which are part of the World Test Championship cycle.
Bravo stated, “I was really looking forward to the tour of New Zealand as it has been so many months since I last wore maroon in Sri Lanka back in March and we are all so excited about building towards defending our T20 World Cup next year. Unfortunately, the injury I sustained on Saturday playing for CSK has not only ruled me out of the IPL but also the tour.”
Shepherd took 6 wickets at 23.16 for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, with an economy rate of 7.31 during the Caribbean Premier League that finished in September.
"This is a great opportunity for me, and I want to take it with both hands. I was in the team before, last year and earlier this year, so I have a good feel of the game at this level. I've been training hard and working at all areas of my game, so I'm ready," Romario Shepherd said and he looked excited about the opportunity.