26 Jun 2012

Badree called into Windies team to take on Black Caps

2:39 pm on 26 June 2012

The West Indies have picked uncapped legspinner Samuel Badree in their squad for the two Twenty20 cricket matches against New Zealand in Florida this weekend.

Darren Bravo hasn't been selected after he returned to the West Indies from the tour of England due to a groin strain.

Also missing are seamer Tino Best and allrounder Andre Russell, who picked up an injury during the first ODI against England at the Rose Bowl.

The 31-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago has played 12 first-class games, taking 14 wickets at 37.50 in a career that started 10 years ago.

Badree has done better in one-day cricket, with 32 wickets at 26.31, and has an excellent T20 record.

In the 41 T20s Badree has played, he has collected 39 wickets at 15.61 with an economy-rate of just 4.42.