Port-of-Spain: West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo, who was recently sidelined with an ankle injury, is to play in the Australia Big Bash Twenty20 (T20) League next month.
Bravo took part in the Big Bash League last year for Victoria and missed this country's campaign in the regional T20 tournament. However, on this occasion, he will be able to play in both tournaments.
Bravo revealed that he would be leaving on December 10 for Australia and returning on January 7 to take part in the 2012 Caribbean Twenty20 championship that will be played from January 9-22 in Trinidad and Barbados.
"I will be flying out to Australia for the Big Bash but this time around I will also be available for Trinidad & Tobago in the regional series, as we look to defend our title," Bravo said.
Bravo and fellow allrounder Keiron Pollard, as well as Jamaican Chris Gayle could not represent the West Indies in T20 cricket this year because they missed the domestic tournament.
Last Thursday, Bravo took to the nets for the first time since the Champions League in India, as he tested his injured ankle.
"My ankle injury has healed and it stood up well during training. Last week it felt very sore but it is now fine and the stiffness is gone. I am now focussing on strengthening exercises and trying to get in as much practice before I leave for Australia," he said.
"I am working towards getting back into the international scene. I have to time my return well as for now I will be taking it easy and gradually intensifying. My recovery has been good so far and I don't want to push it too early,'' Bravo said.