Keen competition for T&T 50-over places
Competition for places in the Trinidad and Tobago Super50 team heats up this weekend with three 50-over practice matches scheduled for Friday, Sunday and Monday at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain.
The matches will feature some of T&T’s leading cricketers, including some of the players from their Champions League Twenty20 campaign.
Among them is promising opening batsman Evin Lewis, who will be in competition for the opener’s position with Adrian Barath, Justin Guillen, and Kjorn Ottley.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran will also be in the mix, along with Steven Katwaroo and Adrian Ali.
Missing from the squads are the T&T players who are currently on duty with the West Indies team in New Zealand, such as national captain and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and middle-order batsman Darren Bravo, spinner Sunil Narine and fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel and Ravi Rampaul.
Team “A” will have Barath, Jason Mohammed, Derone Davis, Samuel Badree and Kevin Cooper in their line-up while Team “B” will feature Lewis, brothers Kjorn and Yannick Ottley, Katwaroo and leg-spinning all-rounder Yannic Cariah.
National coach Kelvin Williams will manage the “A” team while T&T Cricket Board technical director David Williams will perform similar duties with the “B” team.
Adrian Barath, Justin Guillen, Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Augustus, Vikash Mohan, Adrian Ali, Imran Khan, Derone Davis, Samuel Badree, Navin Stewart, Tevin Robertson, Ricky Jaipaul, Kevon Cooper. Kelvin Williams (coach), Ronald Rogers (trainer).
Evin Lewis, Kjorn Ottley, Ranga Latchana, Petroc Nicholas, Kesan Yannick Ottley, Sherwin Ganga, Steven Katwaroo, Daron Criuickshank, Yannic Cariah, Marlon Richards, Vishal Nipaul, Kissoondath Magram, Nicholas Pooran. David Williams (coach), Clinton Jeremiah (trainer).