Smith out, Chase in Barbados team
The Dwayne Smith show may be over for Barbados. Well at least for now.
Smith, for so long a certainty in the Barbados team, is among several players making way in a massive facelift for the national team’s opening match of the upcoming regional four-day competition.
A 13-man squad announced earlier today for the February 4-7 game against Trinidad and Tobago features nine players who were not part of Barbados’ disappointing campaign in the just-ended Caribbean Twenty20 competition.
The lone newcomer to this level is teenaged all-rounder Roston Chase, who is rewarded after an outstanding domestic season that was followed by solid performances in trials.
Smith’s omission, however, will likely be the major talking point, especially he was Barbados’ most successful batsman in the Twenty20 competition in which he relished in his new role as an opening batsman.
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