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Windies axe Sammy, name Brathwaite new captain for India T20 series

August 09, 2016 13:12 IST

Carlos Brathwaite

West Indies have axed two-time World Twenty20 winning captain Darren Sammy and put fellow all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite in charge for two matches against India this month in Florida.

Sammy, who led West Indies to their second World Twenty20 title earlier this year despite struggling for form, could not find a place in the 13-member squad for the matches at Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale on August 27 and 28.

"With regards to Sammy's omission from the squad, the chairman (of selectors) noted that the named-squad was selected purely on players' performances," the West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement.

Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne thanked Sammy, 32, for his contribution and expected Brathwaite, who blasted four successive sixes off a Ben Stokes over in the April 3 World Twenty20 final in Kolkata, would prove an inspiring captain.

"Brathwaite is one of the most talented players in the T20 format of the game and his humble and committed approach to the game can inspire young and upcoming players," he added.

Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine.

Schedule:

 Match

Date

Time

Venue

1st T20I

27-Aug

1930 IST

Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale

2nd T20I

28-Aug

1930 IST

Central Broward Regional Park, Fort Lauderdale

Image: Carlos Brathwaite

Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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