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Allrounder Dwayne Bravo announced Thursday he will retire from internationals after West Indies plays its last T20 World Cup game against Australia this weekend.
Defending champion West Indies were eliminated from semifinal contention after losing to Sri Lanka.
Bravo, 38, came out of retirement in 2019 to aid West Indies defense of the T20 title they won five years ago. The allrounder, who has appeared at all seven T20 World Cups and helped West Indies to lift the trophy in 2012 and 2016, has 90 T20I caps for his country as well as more than 500 appearances in the format overall.
"I think the time has come," Bravo said. "Ive had a very good career. To represent the West Indies for 18 years, had some ups and downs, but as I look back at it Im very grateful to represent the region and the Caribbean people for so long.
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"To win three ICC trophies, two with my captain [Daren Sammy] on the left here. One thing I am proud about is that in the era of cricketers we had we were able to make a name for ourselves on the global stage and not only do that but have silverware to show for it."
West Indies will play their final Group 1 game against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, with Bravo admitting "it wasnt the World Cup we wanted".
For me now I want to try and pass on whatever experience and information I have with the younger players," he said. "I think in the white-ball formats West Indies cricket has a bright future and its important for us to keep supporting the guys and keep encouraging them.
"It wasnt the World Cup we expected, it wasnt the World Cup we wanted as players. We shouldnt feel sorry for ourselves, it was a tough competition, we should keep our heads high."
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