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Australia-West Indies Series

Dwayne Bravo: It's about guiding the younger players



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The 37-year-old veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who has batted at No.5 for the last five years for West Indies stated that his job in the squad extends beyond just contributing to the team but also includes mentoring younger players and imparting knowledge from his extensive T20 experience.

Young all-rounder Shimron Hetmyer scored 61 off 36 balls with four sixes and two fours, he received excellent support from veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who contributed an unbeaten 47 to a 103-run fourth-wicket partnership.

"It's just about guiding the younger players: Hety, Pooran, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh...that's the kind of information we keep feeding to these younger players," Bravo said.

"We needed partnerships and the way Hetmyer batted in the first game and into this game, it's just a pleasure to see him bat. He's a batting leader in our group, we gave him the responsibility to take control of the batting and show some maturity. We all know how classy he is and how dangerous he can be, [the advice was] just to bat deep, it's a ground that has a big wind factor advantage," he added.

Fidel Edwards who took the wicket of Aaron Finch, immediately ran to Bravo - a master of such variations - in his celebration.

"Two days ago I teach him how to do it. I said, you have the perfect action to bowl a different slower ball. I let him stand about five feet away from me and said Fidel, all you have to do with your action is sling the ball like this with pace but he didn't have the confidence to do it in a game. So I said to him do a few in a practice. I said do it [in the game], nothing wrong with trying, so for me to see him have success I'm happy," he added.