Both Brathwaites dropped from ODI squad

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – West Indies head coach Stuart Law said today Carlos Brathwaite’s dropping from the one-day side to face Pakistan will afford the talented all-rounder the chance to further improve his weaknesses and return a stronger player.

The 28-year-old Brathwaite was left out of the 13-man squad to face Pakistan in a three-match series starting here Friday, and will now head to the Indian Premier League to take up his contract with Delhi Daredevils.

“We just thought the opportunity was there for Carlos to go away and work on a few aspects of his game, mainly his fitness and bowling – getting back to bowling how he wants to bowl so he has been left out for those reasons,” the Australian said.

Kraigg Brathwaite has been dropped from ODI team.

“It just coincided that the IPL was there and we had no cricket after this ODI series and he hasn’t been part of the last Test series so the selectors gave him the option of going to the IPL, which I think is a good thing.

“He can get to talk to guys like Rahul Dravid and learn how to play spin and he’ll get plenty practice with all the net bowlers that are available. He should be able to work on his fitness and work on his bowling.”

Brathwaite, who shot to stardom after hitting four consecutive sixes in the final over of the Twenty20 World Cup to win the title for West Indies last April, has struggled in the one-day format in recent times.

He averages 13 with the bat from 23 ODIs and averages 47 with his medium pace, having taken 21 wickets. In the three-match series against England last month, he scraped just 42 runs in three innings and failed to take a single wicket in 24 expensive overs.

Brathwaite’s unrelated namesake, opener Kraigg Brathwaite, was the other player left out of the ODI squad, after also failing to impress in his 10 games to date.

Law said West Indies required more explosive batting at the top of the order and selectors had therefore opted for Chadwick Walton. However, he assured Kraigg had not been discarded.

“We spoke to Kraigg after the last series and we’ve spoken to him since. We’re just looking for a little bit more impetus at the top of the order,” Law pointed out.

“In the first 10 overs, the power-play – we’ve probably got to make better use of those overs when we bat. It’s not like he’ll never play for the West Indies in ODI cricket again.

“He’s got an opportunity again to get back into first class cricket and score runs, which he has done since he’s been back, plus it’s also a great opportunity for him to get into good nick and feeling comfortable with his game before the Test series starts.”

West Indies face Pakistan in the first ODI on Friday at the Guyana National Stadium and follow up with games on Sunday and on April 11.

The three-Test series bowls off April 22 in Kingston.

SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton.



15 Responses to Both Brathwaites dropped from ODI squad

  1. Kaiser Sose April 4, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Dude has fegressed since the T20 cbampionship last year.Thr selectirs ruined him giving him the captaincy too soon. And not having him work on his batting skills.
    You csn comeback though .Taje this time Carlos to come home and work on your gain, meditste vet your mental game up too.
    Good luck in the future!

  2. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose April 4, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Too much too soon, SELECTORS have ruined this man.Hubris kills careers DAVE CAMERON needs to be fired.

  3. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 4, 2017 at 5:55 am

    So why not drop DAVE CAMERON also. I think by now Kevin stoute should get a chance in the westindies team. He cannot do worse than the two Braithwaite that now get dropped. The selectors have no vision. They are wicked . Raymond Reifer deserve a chance to.These are guys who love the game and they work very hard. I can see that from long time that the Barbados selectors, was unfairing KEVIN STOUTE for years .I don’t know for what.

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 4, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Admiral Nelson if the man dropped.why try to cover up. He ain’t making no runs.

  5. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn April 4, 2017 at 6:27 am


  6. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis April 4, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Yes to Carlos but no to Kraigg. The West Indies find it difficult to bat 50 overs. They need Kraigg in the team. Desmond Haynes did not bring any more impetus to the West Indies.

  7. Leroy Parris April 4, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I recalled a good few years ago the great man hit 6 6s in an over and until this day he has remained very modest of his achievements. However, others who not only failed to equal such feats seems to have be hailed as idols. Its great to know how this beautiful game can make us heroes today and villains tomorrow. To the point I am getting at let your performances speak for you.

  8. Victor kellman April 4, 2017 at 7:59 am

    What about Kemar Roach being selected for the West Indies. I have seen worst in the team over the last year or two.

  9. Victor kellman April 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I see nothing wrong with Carlos fitness, and for a big Man he is fitter than other West Indian players. Stuart Law don’t know what he is talking about. Who in the West Indies team is a good player of spin?

  10. Fan April 4, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What the he’ll are you talking about! How can you compare Kraigg with Desmond! Kraigg is a liability to the team. His slow progress at the top has placed tremendous pressure on all the other front line batsmen who can ill aford to be asked to take unnecessary chances to get the score back on course.

    • harry turnover April 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      No !! Kraigg is being made the scape goat for ALL the front line batsmen who were selected with FAR SUPERIOR Strike Rates to keep the scoreboard going while he secures an end,
      On all occasions the two with the HIGHEST SR in the team were DISMISSED BEFORE him so he was left between a rock and a hard place…told hold an end and try to keep the scoreboard going at the same time.
      Kraigg did it for the Bdos team and that is why he was selected to do it for the WI team.,and he will continue to do it SUCCESSFULLY AGAIN for the Bdos team and eventually the WI would learn their mistake.The WICB is well aware of that ..but unwarranted public criticism from people who don’t know anything about cricket forced their hand.
      E Jerome Davis…you are one who knows about cricket.

  11. Alex Alleyne April 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    If King Carlos need to go to the IPL to talk to DRAVID and learn how to play “spin” , then the full WI squad need to follow him. The complete team bat in CEMENT BOOTS, so i don’t know what foolishness this Coach talking about.
    Here in the Caribbean the WICB need to get the services of Prince LARA to teach this new crop of batsmen how to bat spin. At present it is a “prod or a heave”.
    Coach spoke about his fitness so all persons who think that “jumbo” should be in the squad just got their hopes dashed.

  12. North Point April 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    From hero to Zero in 60 seconds.

  13. Walter Prescod April 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Goodluck Carlos, you will be back. And Cameron still have his place! What has happen to WI cricket?

  14. Eddie Forde April 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    The WI need another batsman and stroke maker in the team. Apart from Shai Hope there is no one else. The others are all hit and miss players. I think that Marlon Samuels should be in the squad.


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