Johnson Charles has been named to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship which will be played in India from March 8 to April 3.
According to a WICB media release issued today, the 27-year-old Charles is a top order batsman who can also keep wicket. He is also an occasional medium-pace bowler.
Charles represented the West Indies in 23 T20 Internationals so far and was a member of the team which won the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.
During that tournament he was Man-of-the-Match against England with a match-winning 84 at Pallekele in the quarter-finals.
The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.
West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round. (WICB)
Darren Sammy (Captain)
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata
Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata
Super 10 Group 1 matches
Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur