West Indies name “A” team squads for series vs Bangladesh “A”
Joshua Da Silva, the wicket-keeper/batter, will lead the West Indies “A” teams against Bangladesh “A” in two four-day first-class matches and three 50-over matches at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia from August 4 to 20.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel announced the squads on Monday. Andre Coley is the Head Coach
The squads feature several players with international experience, as well as others who have graduated from the CWI Rising Stars Under-19 and CWI Emerging Players teams.
Lead selector, the Most Honourable Desmond Haynes, said: “We stated from very early that we would look to give the opportunities to players and broaden the pool. The ‘A Team’ programme is a very good thing for West Indies cricket and CWI must be complimented for ensuring that we have these matches back up and running and arranging these games in Saint Lucia.”
Haynes added: “The squad is selected for us to have a closer look at the players in the longer format and also 50-over format as we have a lot of international cricket around the corner. We want to give the players exposure and the chance to play ‘A Team’ cricket and President’s XI matches as we had earlier this year as it is vital and much needed.
“Joshua has done quite well so far in his Test career, and we believe he will be a good leader for both formats. We also have a few others in the squads who have played at the international level and performed reasonably well, so we want to see them grow even more and this series against the visitors from Bangladesh will present that golden opportunity.”
The four-day matches will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Caribbean time and (9 a.m. Jamaica Time) and the limited-overs matches will start at 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively. Live ball-by-ball scoring of each game will be available through the www.windiescricket.com match centre while CWI will be live streaming via the Windies Cricket YouTube channel.
Four-day “Tests”: Joshua Da Silva (Captain), Colin Archibald, Alick Athanaze, Yannic Cariah, Keacy Carty, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Bryan Charles, Justin Greaves, Tevin Imlach, Shermon Lewis, Jeremiah Louis, Marquino Mindley, Anderson Phillip and Jeremy Solozano
One-Day 50-overs: Joshua Da Silva (Captain), Alick Athanaze, Teddy Bishop, Yannic Cariah, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Justin Greaves, Tevin Imlach, Shermon Lewis, Jeremiah Louis, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Anderson Phillip, Kevin Sinclair and Shamar Springer.
(at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground)
August 4-7: 1st Four-Day “Test” – local start time 10 a.m. (9 a.m. Jamaica)
August 10-13: 2nd Four-Day “Test” – local start time 10 a.m. (9 a.m. Jamaica)
August 16: 1st 50-over match – local start time 9:30 a.m. (8:30a.m. Jamaica)
August 18: 2nd 50-over match – local start time 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Jamaica)
August 20: 3rd 50-over match – local start time 9:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. Jamaica)