I’m surprised that Bravo is in the team – Manjrekar questions Dhoni’s selection strategy

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was ‘surprised’ to see Dwayne Bravo in the squad against Mumbai Indians. Bravo hasn’t bowled much in recent times.

Earlier, Bravo led the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to their maiden title in the Caribbean Premier League. He scored 145 runs and took eight wickets in the league. However, the 37-year old missed two games due to an injury.

After returning from his injury, he didn’t bowl in four games. His economy rate of 9.49, Bravo was also the most expensive of the Patriots’ main bowlers.

“I’m surprised that Bravo is in the team because I heard that he may have issues bowling. I’m surprised that CSK picked him despite clouds over his complete fitness,” Manjrekar was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.

He further added that CSK will be boosted by Faf du Plessis’ return, who was battling fitness issues ahead of the league. “Great news for CSK that Faf du Plessis is fit as his groin injury was bit of a concern,” he added.

While bagged a duck, Bravo scored 23 runs off eight balls in the first match against Mumbai Indians.