Badree, who played a major role in the Windies’ triumph over England on April 3 by taking two wickets, was unable to play a single match for his IPL franchise, the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In West Indies victory in World T20, leg-spinner Badree’s performance in the final was equally key to the West Indies’ victory along with Samuels and Brathwaite. He could have had Jason Roy out lbw in the first ball and then bowled him next ball. He conceded just 16 runs in his four overs which included 14 dot balls and the wicket of skipper Eoin Morgan. He also took outstanding catches to dismiss Alex Hales and Liam Plunkett — injuring his shoulder and wrist while trying to take a diving catch at short third man in the 19th over of the England innings in World T20 Cup final. The Trinidadian finished the tournament with nine wickets and strengthened his status as the top-ranked T20 bowler.
RCB have signed South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi as Badree’s replacement in the ninth edition of the cash-rich league.