Cricket World Cup: Johnson Charles replaces Darren Bravo

West Indies batsman Johnson Charles
Johnson Charles averages 28.96 with the bat from his 30 one-day internationals

Johnson Charles has been called up to the West Indies squad to replace the injured Darren Bravo, who was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup on Friday.external-link

Batsman Bravo failed to recover from the hamstring injury he suffered during the Windies' opening Pool B win over Pakistan on 21 February.

Opener Charles, 26, has not played international cricket since last March.

He joins a West Indies side that faces defending World Cup champions India in their next match on 6 March in Perth.

So far, the Windies have lost to Ireland and South Africa, but beaten Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

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