TRINIDAD and Tobago cricketers will have their final preparation for the upcoming Nagico Super50 tournament with a North versus South day-night match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain today, starting at two p.m.
South will be led by West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman Denesh Ramdin, and the team includes opening batsman Adrian Barath, fast bowler Ravi Rampaul who is returning from injury, middle-order batsman Jason Mohammed, spinner Derone Davis and allrounder Imran Khan.
Manager of the South squad is Manohar Ramsaran, the former Minister of Sport who has taken over duties with the national team from Omar Khan, while David Williams will assume coaching duties.
North will be captained by inspirational allrounder Rayad Emrit. Also in the squad are Queen’s Park captain and opener Justin Guillen, IPL star Kevon Cooper who plays for the Rajasthan Royals and West Indies batsman Darren Bravo.
Steven Martel has been given managerial duties with the North team, which will be coached by Kelvin Williams.
T&T will host the Nagico Super50, which gets under way next Thursday at the Oval with defending champions the Windward Islands facing Jamaica. The home team play their first match on Sunday, February 2 against Barbados.
T&T will square off against Windwards in a Nagico Super50 warm-up match at UWISPEC in St Augustine, this Sunday, starting at nine a.m.
South: Evin Lewis, Adrian Barath, Kjorn Ottley, Khesan Yannick Ottley, Ranga Lachana, Denesh Ramdin (captain), Steven Katwaroo, Ravi Rampaul, Shannon Gabriel, Derone Davis, Tevin Robertson, Sherwin Ganga, Jason Mohammed, Imran Khan, Manohar Ramsaran (manager), David Williams (coach)
North: Lendl Simmons, Justin Guillen, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Augustus, Petroc Nicholas, Kevon Cooper, Vikash Mohan, Rayad Emrit (captain), Yannic Cariah, Ricky Jaipaul, Marlon Richards, Anthony Balgobin, Daron Cruickshank, Amir Jangoo, Steven Martel (manager), Kelvin Williams (coach)