Trinbago Knight Riders all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the entire season of the ongoing Carribean Premier League 2019. It was earlier expected that Bravo will take part in the fag end of the tournament but even that possibility has been ruled out. The talisman all-rounder is recuperating from the finger injury and will take two months to recover from the same. Bravo was also the captain of the franchise.
Consequently, Dwayne Bravo’s good friend Kieron Pollard is holding the captaincy reins for Trinbago Knight Riders. Pollard also hails from Trinbago and Tobago like Bravo and is playing for his local team for the first time in the Carribean Premier League 2019.
Bravo will be missed.
“The next aim for me is rehab to try to get my fingers moving again, it is going to be a long process…I will back playing competitive cricket in about two months’ time,” Bravo was quoted as saying by the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.
Trinbago Knight Riders have had a good start to the season as they have won both their opening matches. Thus, the Kieron Pollard-led side will look to continue the impetus.
Pollard will lead Trinbago Knight Riders.
Meanwhile, Trinbago Knight Riders are surely going to miss the services of Bravo as he is one of the big players in the T20 format. Bravo has bagged more than 400 T20 wickets and is well known for his death bowling expertise.
On the other hand, former Proteas batsman JP Duminy and Australian pacer Josh Lalor will play for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing season. The dual will replace Wahab Riaz and Imad Wasim who had to leave for national duties.
JP Duminy has an experience of more than 300 T20 matches. He will play in the CPL for the first time. Duminy has a plethora of experience under his belt and his services are going to be invaluable for Barbados Tridents.