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Darren ready for Sri Lanka mission

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Stylish West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is hoping to rekindle his love affair with Sri Lanka when he suits up for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in Colombo later this month.

The left-hander is a member of the 15-man squad currently in camp at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, in preparation for the September 18 to October 7 tournament.

He has not played for the Windies, however, since injury curtailed his tour of England last June and is hoping Sri Lanka proves a happy hunting ground.

Sammy's focus on preparations

Bridgetown, Barbados — West Indies Captain Darren Sammy downplayed talk of his team being “favourites” for the upcoming International Cricket Council’s T20 World Cup. The skipper said his only focus at this stage was the team’s preparations and readiness for the event in Sri Lanka.

Shiv named in ICC Test XI

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, CMC – Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test Team of the Year, the only West Indies player included in the 12-man squad.

The 38-year-old, who averages 50 from 144 Tests, was included following a purple patch of form that saw culminated in his rise to the number one batsman in the ICC rankings back in April.

Narine up for ICC award

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC- West Indies off spinner Sunil Narine is among four cricketers shortlisted for the International Cricket Council emerging player of the year award, the ICC announced on Thursday.

The 24 year old Trinidadian who made his test debut in June this year has been named with three other shortlisted nominees -New Zealand’s Doug Bracewell, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal, and Australia’s James Pattinson.

Windies are a "powerhouse"

Delhi, India, CMC - Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has identified West Indies among teams to pose the biggest threat to India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's dream of lifting his second Twenty20 World Cup title.

Dhoni led India to the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007 and lifted the 50-over World Cup on home soil last year. India will head to Sri Lanka for the September 18 to October 7 event as one of the favourites but Ganguly remains wary of the West Indies' skills in the shortest form of the sport.

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