ICC World Twenty20 hero Carlos Brathwaite becomes West Indies captain

Sammy, who was sacked on Friday after a six-year spell in charge, that claimed he was dumped in a 30-second phone call from chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne.

Updated: Aug 09, 2016, 07:08 AM IST
ICC World Twenty20 hero Carlos Brathwaite becomes West Indies captain

New Delhi: West Indies on Tuesday named their ICC World Twenty20 hero Carlos Brathwaite as the new captain of the shortest format of the game.

Brathwaite replaced controversially sacked Darren Sammy. The 28-year-old all-rounder will have his first assignment as the captain of the Caribbean team later this month, when West Indies play India in a two-match Twenty20 international series at Fort Lauderdale in Florida.

The new captain memorably smashed four sixes in the final over against England to win this year`s World T20 final in Mumbai.

Sammy, who was sacked on Friday after a six-year spell in charge, that claimed he was dumped in a 30-second phone call from chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne.

West Indies T20 squad for India series:

Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Johnson Charles, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine