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Dwayne Bravo announces retirement from international cricket

By BetBarter Staff

November 5, 2021

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has confirmed his retirement from international cricket. The all-rounder will bid adieu to the game after the 20-20 World Cup. He will play his final game against Australia on November 6. Bravo, who had earlier taken retirement came out of the same in 2019 for the 20-20 World Cup. 

The 38-year-old all-rounder decided to hang his boosts after West Indies failed to progress to the semifinals of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. Bravo feels this is the right time to retire after representing West Indies for 18 years. The seasoned campaigner so far has taken 78 wickets and scored 1245 runs in 90 T20Is. He thus remains the country’s leading wicket-taker. He would like to add a few more to his tally in the final game.

"I think the time has come," Bravo said. "I've had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it, I'm very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.”

The defending champions got off to an inauspicious start in the 20-20 World Cup as they lost to England and South Africa by six and eight wickets respectively. West Indies got their campaign back on track by beating Bangladesh only to stutter against Sri Lanka by 20 runs and lose out on a place in the semis. Bravo said it was not the World Cup West Indies hoped to have. 

"It wasn't the World Cup we expected, it wasn't the World Cup we wanted as players. We shouldn't feel sorry for ourselves, it was a tough competition, we should keep our heads high."

The all-rounder though said that he would try to pass on the knowledge to younger players and feels West Indies have a bright future in the white-ball formats.

"For me now, I want to try and pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players," he said. "I think in the white-ball formats, West Indies cricket have a bright future, and it's important for us to keep supporting the guys and keep encouraging them.