Smith, Brathwaite, Cornwall return to respective squads
2018-2019 CWI Regional 4-Day Tournament…
– 3 matches on today
By Brandon Corlette
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional 4-Day tournament continues today with three matches across the Caribbean; Guyana Jaguars v Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force v Windward Islands Volcanoes, and Barbados Pride v Jamaica Scorpions.
Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indies opening batsman who is returning from Bangladesh, will join the Barbados Pride team. All matches are scheduled for 10:00h Eastern Caribbean time.
Brathwaite, a solid opener that is seen as a specialist in the longer format of the game, will strengthen the batting line-up. At 26 years old, Brathwaite possesses a huge amount of experience having played 134 first-class matches with 21
Barbados Pride lost their match in the first round and they will be hoping for a different result against the Jamaica Scorpions.
In addition to Braithwaite’s return, test spinner Jomel Warrican has also made a return to the Pride squad. The left-arm spinner is a 26-year-old who has 219 first-class wickets in 53 matches and he will be hunting for wickets against the Jamaica Scorpions during today’s play. Anthony Alleyne and Nicholas Kirton made way for the test duo for the second round.
Veteran batsman Devon Smith has 200 first-class matches and he will add the experience the Volcanoes lacked against the Guyana Jaguars in the first round. The Volcanoes will be led by Kirk Edwards but Smith will offer support as they play the Imran Khan-led Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team.
Shermon Lewis, who made his test debut against India and last played against Bangladesh, will also be an extra addition to the Volcanoes squad. The 23-year-old fast bowler has 19 first-class matches beneath his belt and has picked up 52 wickets thus far.
Guyana Jaguars’ opposition, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, has made adjustments to their squad, drafting in Rahkeem Cornwall and Nelson Bolan. Cornwall, a 25-year-old batting all-rounder who bowls off-spin, will be an important asset for Hurricanes. Cornwall has played 44 matches to his name; scoring 1682 runs inclusive of one century and eight half-centuries. He is known for his big hitting but he has a stunningly impressive bowling record in first-class cricket. In his 44 matches, Cornwall has 202 wickets, averaging 25.42 with 14 five-wicket hauls. The Guyana Jaguars, who are the only unchanged team from the first round, will be hoping to repeat a good performance. The last time the Jaguars and the Hurricanes clashed in Antigua, the Hurricanes dominated a hard fought drawn match.
Squads for second round
Hurricanes (from) – Devon Thomas (captain), Sheno Berridge, Nelson Bolan, Keacy Carty, Rajendra Chandrika, Rahkeem Cornwall, Montcin Hodge, Damion Jacobs, Alzarri Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Orlando Peters, Akeem Saunders, Terance Warde
IN – Bolan, Cornwall; OUT – Sheldon Cottrell, Daniel Doram
Jaguars – Leon Johnson (captain), Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Trevon Griffith, Tevin Imlach, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul, Akshaya Persaud, Clinton Pestano, Romario Shepherd, Vishaul Singh
Pride (from) – Shamarh Brooks (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Justin Greaves, Keon Harding, Chemar Holder, Aaron Jones, Shayne Moseley, Shamar Springer, Tevyn Walcott, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jomel Warrican
IN – Brathwaite, Warrican; OUT – Anthony Alleyne, Nicholas Kirton
Scorpions (from) – Paul Palmer (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Dennis Bulli, John Campbell, Derval Green, Reynard Leveridge, Jermaine Levy, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Steven Taylor, Aldaine Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Kenroy Williams
Red Force – Imran Khan (captain), Yannic Cariah, Bryan Charles, Joshua Da Silva, Kyle Hope, Ricky Jaipaul, Amir Jangoo, Jason Mohammed, Anderson Phillip, Odean Smith, Jeremy Solozano, Daniel St Clair, Tion Webster
Volcanoes – Kirk Edwards (captain), Alick Athanaze, Roland Cato, Tarryck Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Ray Jordan, Shermon Lewis, Shane Shillingford, Denis Smith, Devon Smith, Tyron Theophile, Josh Thomas
IN – Lewis, Smith; OUT – Audy Alexander, Ryan John