The 27-year-old Charles is a top order batsman who can also keep wicket. He is also an occasional medium-pace bowler. He has represented the West Indies in 23 Twenty20 Internationals so far and was member of the team which won the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.
During that tournament he was Man-of-the-Match against England with a match-winning 84 at Pallekele in the quarterfinals.
The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.
West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.
Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor. – African News Agency (ANA)
Original source: Charles replaces Bravo in Windies squad