Monday, February 19, 2018

Windies players available for Guyana game

Trinidad and Tobago will have their full contingent of players available for their crucial regional four-day match against Guyana bowling off at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain tomorrow.

T&T manager Omar Khan, speaking to the Express on Sunday, confirmed that they will have all their players, including those on West Indies duty, available for selection meaning that the squad could be significantly different from the one that defeated the Leeward Islands by 120 runs on Saturday.

Khan also expects the game against Guyana to be very competitive, with the visitors also having their best team available for selection.

"All the West Indies players will be available for round four so we will have our best team available. That will be a big boost and that will also give the younger guys an opportunity to play alongside the senior players," the manager explained.

The T&T players on West Indies duty against Zimbabwe were Denesh Ramdin, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Shannon Gabriel and Samuel Badree.

"Guyana will also have their best players available so it promises to be a very high profile game with all the stars available," Khan added.

The T&T manager also praised the younger players for stepping up and helping the team win full points over the Leewards in round three of the regional four-day competition.

"It was a fantastic performance by the guys and what was more heartening was that it was the younger players who stepped up," said Khan.

"Young Yannick Ottley and Steven Katwaroo both scored half centuries and played a fighting innings for us to score 279. Then young (Yannic) Cariah made a brilliant 82 in the second innings and he really showed maturity and class in that knock.

"So the young guys put up their hands (up) and showed they are ready to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the highest level," he added.

T&T returned home on Sunday night and will resuming training today.

Guyana arrived in Trinidad on Sunday.