Melbourne Renegades sign Bravo

"It's a good feeling to be back in red again"

“It’s a good feeling to be back in red again”

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The Melbourne Renegades have signed West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).

Bravo, who represented the Renegades in two matches last season, is the franchise’s latest signing after Matthew Wade, Callum Ferguson and Jesse Ryder.

“I’ve always had a great relationship with Melbourne as a city and although it was a short stint in BBL|03, I had a great time with the Melbourne Renegades,” Bravo said. “I’m really excited about linking up with the team again this season.

“The Renegades have added a strong mix of talent in the off season which is really important in this format.

“With Aaron Finch as captain, I know everyone will be working hard to get the wins on the board. It’s a good feeling to be back in red again.

“I think both aspects (batting and bowling) are important for me. Obviously you need to score quickly in T20 so being able to step up and make runs on the burst is really valuable.

“Smart bowling is just as important in stopping the opposition’s momentum in a fast format. I also hope my experience can be helpful for the team.”

Renegades head coach Simon Helmot added: “You can’t overstate the importance of someone like Dwayne to a team, especially in the T20 arena. He’s simply one of the best T20 all-rounders in the world. We can’t wait to have him back in red at Etihad Stadium.”

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