Charles replaces Darren Bravo in World T20 squad

Johnson Charles, a top-order batsman with an ability to keep wickets, has been drafted into the squad after Darren Bravo had pulled out due to his focus on long-form cricket.

Johnson Charles' last international game was against Sri Lanka in November, 2015.   -  S. Subramanium (File Photo)

Johnson Charles was called up on Saturday to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20, after the experienced batsman had become the third player to drop out of the line-up.

The 27-year-old Charles is a top-order batsman who can also keep wickets. He has played 23 Twenty20 internationals and was a member of the team that won the title in Sri Lanka in 2012. During that tournament he was Man-of-the-Match against England with a match-winning 84 at Pallekele in the quarterfinals.

So far, Darren Bravo, off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard have pulled out of the original squad for the 2016 World Twenty20 which will be played in India from March 8 to April 3.

Revised West Indies squad:

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.

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