December 28, 2013
Darren Bravo, the West Indies batsman, will miss the rest of the ODI series and the Twenty20s against New Zealand after returning home due to personal reasons.
Bravo, one of West Indies’ more successful performers on the New Zealand tour, left for Trinidad from Auckland on Saturday, according to a West Indies Cricket Board release.
Bravo was the highest run-getter for West Indies in the three-match Test series, scoring 262 runs from four innings at an average of 65.50, including a double-hundred in the first Test at Dunedin that helped the side avoid an innings defeat. In the first ODI in Auckland, Bravo scored 12 runs.
West Indies have chosen not to add a replacement for Bravo, reducing the strength of their ODI squad to 14 for the remaining four games in the series. Earlier, Marlon Samuels had returned home from the tour following the recurrence of a chronic wrist injury.
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