New Delhi: A day after being dropped from the ODI squad for the upcoming triangular series featuring Australia and South Africa, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has questioned the national selectors' decision to pick compatriots Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.
Besides Bravo, all-rounder Andre Russell, T20 skipper Darren Sammy, and swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle were also omitted from the 14-man squad.
Bravo questioned the selection of Narine and Pollard despite not meeting one of the West Indies' criteria for selection i.e. playing domestic 50-over competition.
Bravo wrote on Twitter:
Joke of the day: WI selectors😂— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) May 19, 2016
One minute Pollard & Narine were not good enough & now are perfect for Tri Nation series? It's like magic!
One minute we have to be available for domestic super 50 to be selected and the next minute, it seems we don't. Magic! Get serious people!— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) May 19, 2016
Gayle, Bravo and Sammy missed the domestic tournament, Nagico Super50, in January because they were playing in this year's Big Bash League in Australia at the time, 'ESPNcricinfo' reported.
Meanwhile, Sammy and Gayle also lashed out at the selectors following their omission.
@KieronPollard55 great to see u back in odi team but tell me how did u qualify for selection having not played the super50 or ODI since 2014— Darren Sammy (@darrensammy88) May 19, 2016
Questioning selectors' decision to call Narine in the squad, Gayle said,
WICB stop Sunil from playing super 50 and now they pick him. 😩😏— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) May 19, 2016
West Indies will play first of the 10-match ODI tri-series against South Africa on June 3 in Guyana....