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Dwayne Bravo hopes of playing in the 2019 World Cup

710   //    23 Mar 2018, 15:12 IST

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West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo hopes that he would get to play in the ODI World Cup next year. West Indies qualified for the marquee tournament after defeating Scotland in a rain-curtailed match in the World Cup qualifiers.

Bravo congratulated the team and went on to say that a cricket World Cup without a West Indian team is 'not possible'.

"First of all, congrats to the team for qualifying. I am happy for the guys. World Cup without the West Indies... I mean there is FIFA World Cup without Italy. These things are possible. No one team or one country are guaranteed anything," Bravo said at a promotional event in Chennai.

"It is a young team. The cricketing world loves to see West Indies and love to see West Indies competing with the best. I wish them all the best. Hopefully, I would get to play in the World Cup as well," he added.

Bravo last played in an ODI for West Indies in 2014 and in a T20I in 2016.

CSK is like coming back home: Bravo

The all-rounder returns to the Chennai Super Kings for 2018 IPL and is eagerly looking forward to the tournament. Bravo later added that the franchise has done a lot for him and is led by the best captain in the world

About the squad, the West Indian added that they are one of the most experienced units in the tournament and they'll have to 'embrace the pressure'.

"Coming back to CSK is like coming back home for me. We missed the IPL for the last two years. I was following the auction from Australia and I was hoping and praying that I would be picked by CSK. I'm very thankful to the management for showing a lot of faith in me," Bravo said.

"It is led by the best captain in the world. For me personally, CSK has done a lot and I would want to entertain the Yellow Army. I'm not under any pressure. This is the most experienced squad that we have.

"We have guys like Shane Watson, Jadeja and (MS) Dhoni. As 'captain cool' Dhoni keeps saying, pressure is something we have to embrace. I'm excited to work with the local young talent, especially the fast bowlers.

"I'm happy to be a part of very talented and also an experienced group."

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