Brathwaite tipped to replace Sammy

Barbadian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite is tipped to replace Darren Sammy as captain of the West Indies Twenty20 team.

The West Indies Cricket Board is expected to make the official announcement following the recommendation which has reportedly been already made by the Courtney Browne-led selection panel.

Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite

Yesterday Sammy took to social media to reveal that he had been sacked as captain, having been informed by Browne during a 30-second telephone conversation. Sammy led the West Indies to Twenty20 world titles in 2012 and last April. However, his form with both bat and ball was poor during the ICC Twenty20 tournament in India. He said the chairman of selectors had told him he did not merit a place in the side.

Sammy’s removal also comes after he took the WICB to task over its handling of players and after berating the board at the presentation ceremony following their victory in the tournament.

Brathwaite came to prominence when he hit England’s Ben Stokes for four sixes on the trot in the final over of the World T20 final to take the West Indies to victory.

Brathwaite’s first assignment will be at the end of August when the West Indies take on India in two T20s in Florida.

If the WICB is now embarking on a rebuilding phase ahead of the next ICC Twenty20 tournament, the future of the likes of Dwayne Bravo could also come under the microscope. Bravo, part of the T20 winning team, was also highly critical of the WICB in India after the team won the title. He is currently not under contract with the WICB.

A 13-man squad is expected to be announced shortly.

 

9 Responses to Brathwaite tipped to replace Sammy

  1. Coralita August 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Carlos boy I like you but I don’t know about this one. Waiting to see how this impacts your performance.

    Is this an award for the four sixes or do you really merit the appointment base on performance stats?

    Time will reveal.

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  2. Green Giant August 7, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Some players get stronger with responsibility too@Coralita. Plus we need thinkers leading our teams on the field of play, then we will need thinkers in the team as well. We are already seeing this in the test team, these guys are talented cricketers with brains, not like the others who have only talent, but can’t escape from a wet paper bag.

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  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 7, 2016 at 6:52 am

    DO YOU THINK THAT GALE,POLLARD,DWAYNE BRAVO,AND NARINE IS GOING TO GIVE CARLOS BRAITHWAITE 100% PLAYING WITH HIM NO. PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS TOO.THEY ARE FRIENDS AND YOU CAN’T HURT PEOPLE LIKE THAT. POLLARD SHOULD BE THE CAPTAIN,CARLOS BRAITHWAITE NEVER CAPTAIN NO ONE BEFORE HE HAS NO EXPERIENCE BEFORE .THE BATTY MAN THEM MAKING HIM INTO A SCAPE GOAT.WHAT THEY ARE DOING WITH THE CRICKET REVENGE THE PLAYERS.THAT SPEAK OUT .THE SLAVES MASTERS RETURN IT NEVER WENT NO WAY. THE PEOPLE OF ST LUCIA SHOULD BOYCOTT THE GAME ON TUESDAY AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THESE BATTY BOYS ON THE WESTINDIES BOARD.

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  4. lester August 7, 2016 at 7:35 am

    boy the slave masssa mentality do not speak about massa or else u will pay, and they use a bajan to do it, this vindictive culture by the WICB is to keep players in check,, Carlos this includes u, a word to the wise is enough

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  5. Collin Colliie Chase
    Collin Colliie Chase August 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Carlos captain the West Indies “A” team.

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  6. Alex Alleyne August 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Looking like a “clean sweep of all the thoroughbreds”.
    PREZ large and in charge, “my way or the high way”.
    Wishing you all the best of luck , KING CARLOS.

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  7. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn August 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

    They will only mash up his career.Do you think Gale Pollard Bravo and Narine is going to give a 100% playing with Braithwaite.

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    • harry turnover August 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      No !! that is why I will NOT pick them. Pollard and Narine did not play in the WC and Carlos still won it for the WI…so they can sit out these two as well.
      Dwayne Bravo like Sammy will NEVER EVER wear WI colors again so you need to forget him while Gayle is neither here nor there…probably cite his back again to ‘ duck out ‘…then the selectors will know his attitude towards Carlos.
      Go king Carlos…and do like Jason watch out for the play actor(s).

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  8. harry turnover August 8, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Carlos Brathwaite SINGLE HANDEDLY won the WC without Pollard,Narine and Darren Bravo, and with very little contributions from Gayle and Bravo.
    Fletcher,Charles,Samuels,Evin Lewis,Russell,Walton ,Dwayne Smith,Carlos,Badree,Nurse,Holder,Simmons,Mohammed ,Carter are 14 of which X1 t could EASILY represent the WI with success.

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