Charles replaces Bravo in Windies squad for World T20

Barbados : Johnson Charles has been named in the West Indies squad to replace batsman Darren Bravo for next month’s World T20 to be played in India.

Earlier,27-year-old Bravo had pulled out of the squad for the upcoming T20 pinnacle event in order to concentrate on the longer format of the game.

Charles, who played his last T20 against Sri Lanka in November 2014, finished as the third-highest run-getter for his side, St Lucia Zouks, in the Caribbean Premier League ( CPL) 2015, ESPNcricinfo reported.

The ICC World T20 is slated to be held in India from March 8 to April 3, with the Darren Sammy-led side playing their opening match against England on March 16.

West Indies squad for World T20 is as follows:

Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.(ANI)