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Hyatt called up to Windies T20 squad

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Out-of-form batsman Darren Bravo has been released from the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the second and final game against Australia tomorrow.

The elegant left-hander has struggled for runs on the tour so far and selectors have allowed him to link up with Trinidad and Tobago's team for this weekend's semi-final against Barbados in the Regional Four-Day Championship.

His place in the Windies squad has been taken by Jamaican Danza Hyatt, who made his T20 International debut a year ago against Pakistan and has so far played four matches.

It is the only change in the unit which arrived here earlier yesterday from St Lucia.

Selectors hope that Bravo will re-discover much needed form ahead of the three-Test series against the Australians, which bowls off here on April 7 at Kensington Oval.

Bravo has been at the centre of the Windies' batting over the last year, especially in Tests, where he has scored three centuries in his last eight innings.

However, after two half-centuries last month in the regional tournament, he has managed scores of four, 16, 0, 25 and three in the five-match one-day series.

He was dismissed for 12 in the first T20I on Tuesday in St Lucia.

West Indies will be seeking to level the T20 series following an eight-wicket loss in the opening match.

WI SQUAD – Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice-captain), Carlton Baugh, Nkrumah Bonner, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Danza Hyatt, Garey Mathurin, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Dwayne Smith.

—CMC

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