Sunday, May 24, 2015

Young Chanderpaul drafted into Guyana squad


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Promising young batsmen Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Chanderpaul Hemraj have been included in the Guyana squad for their second round match against Barbados in the Regional Four-day Championships this weekend.

Chanderpaul and Hemraj replace veterans Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan who have been forced out of the second round contest through injury after not participating in the opening round.

Tagnarine, Shivnarine Chanderpaulís 17-year-old son, made his debut last year against the Leeward Islands and has to date scored 176 runs at an average of 22.00 with a highest score of 42.

He was the most consistent batsman with two half-centuries and one century playing for young West Indies in the recent Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.

20-year-old Hemraj, who had his first stint at the WICBís High Performance Centre last year, has played three first-class matches for Guyana since making his debut against Trinidad and Tobago two years ago, averaging 9.50 with a topscore of 29.

Guyana, who suffered an opening round defeat to Jamaica, play Barbados from tomorrow in a day/night affair at the Guyana National Stadium.