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Jason Holder replaces Dwayne Bravo as West Indies ODI captain

Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies one-day international side on Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup.

“We expect him to be around for a very long time,” said Clive Lloyd, the chairman of selectors. “He has a very good cricketing brain and has the makings of a very good leader.

“The selectors decided that now is the time to make the transition, and Jason will have people around him to help and guide him. Some might say it’s close to the time of next year’s Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but we know that we have a good one-day team which can do very well.”

Bravo captained that team, and was the figurehead in the players’ strike in India. He also was involved in resolving the dispute back in the Caribbean.

From the team which played India before withdrawing from the tour, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy, the ODI captain a year ago, aren’t back. Dwayne Bravo, Pollard and Sammy have been playing in the T20 leagues in South Africa and Australia, and are in the West Indies T20 side, with Sammy as captain. Those games against South Africa start on Jan. 9.

Darren Bravo, the left-handed batsman, withdrew before the South Africa tour, reportedly to deal with stress.

West Indies

ODI squad: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Leon Johnson, Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor. One more to be added.

T20 squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

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