Bridgetown: An out-of-form batsman Darren Bravo has been replaced by Jamaican Danza Hyatt in the West Indies' Twenty20 squad for the second and final game against Australia on Friday. The left-hander has struggled for runs on the tour so far and the selectors have allowed him to link up with Trinidad and Tobago for this weekend's semi-final against Barbados in the Regional Four-Day Championship.
The selectors hope that Bravo will re-discover the much-needed form ahead of the three-Test series against Australia, beginning here on April 7. Bravo has been at the centre of West Indies’ batting over the last one year, especially in Tests, where he has scored three centuries in his last eight innings. However, after two half-centuries last month in the four-day tournament, Bravo managed scores of 4, 16, 0, 25 and 3 in the five-match one-day series. He was dismissed for 12 in the first T20 on Tuesday in St Lucia.
Hyatt made his Twenty20 International debut a year ago against Pakistan and has so far played four matches. It is the only change in the unit which arrived here earlier on Wednesday. West Indies will seek to level the T20 series following an eight-wicket loss in the opening match.
West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Dwayne Bravo, Carlton Baugh (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Garey Mathurin, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith