Regional Super50 bowls off Tuesday (See full squads)
Two games are slated for Tuesday when action in the 2016 edition of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Super50 gets underway in Barbados. Guyana Jaguars, looking to snap a lengthy title drought, will play the first day/night game of this year’s tournament.
Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride will clash in Group B action from 13:30 hours at Kensington Oval in what will be the first day/night game of the season. Incidentally, it was in the final of the KFC Cup against Barbados way back in 2005 that the Guyanese won their last regional 50-over title.
While both teams will no doubt be looking for a winning start, picking a favourite is a tedious task as both sides are packed with players boasting international experience.
One sense that the team that wins the key moments will come out on top. Regardless, fans can look forward to an exciting encounter. Meanwhile, Group B action will start with Jamaica Scorpions taking on the Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners at Cave Hill at 09:00h.
Scorpions, current leaders of the Regional Four-day competition, will start as favourites, but the Marooners are known to spring a few surprises and they can never be ruled out of contention. The first set of games in Group A will be played on Wednesday.
See below the full squads.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes: Kieran Powell (Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Campbell, Kevon Cooper, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Chesney Hughes, Alzarri Joseph, Jermaine Otto, Orlando Peters, Marlon Samuels, Gavin Tonge; Reginald Benjamin (Head Coach).
Windward Islands Volcanoes: Liam Sebastien (Captain), Audley Alexander, Sunil Ambris, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Kavem Hodge, Delorn Johnson, Mervin Matthews, Kyle Mayers, Tyrone Theophile, Darren Sammy, Shane Shillingford, Devon Smith, Kesrick Williams; Fernix Thomas (Head Coach).
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force: Denesh Ramdin (Captain), Nicholas Alexis, Sheldon Cottrell, Rayad Emrit, Shannon Gabriel, Kyle Hope, Jon-Russ Jagessar, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Kjorn Ottley, Khary Pierre, Roshon Primus, Ravi Rampaul; Gus Logie (Head Coach).
Kent Spitfire: Sam Northeast (Captain), Adam Ball, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Hugh Bernard, Alexander Blake, Matthew Coles, Sean Dickson, William Gidman, Callum Haggett, Matthew Hunn, Imran Qayyum, Adam Riley, Oliver Robinson, Adam Rouse, Darren Stevens, Ivan Thomas, James Tredwell; Matthew Walker (Head Coach).
West Indies Under-19s: Te-Shawn Alleyne, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Bishop, Shian Brathwaite, Kirstan Kallicharan, Mikyle Louis, Obed McCoy, Matthew Patrick, Keemo Paul, Jeavor Royal, Javier Spencer, Shamar Springer, Emmanuel Stewart, Bhaskar Yadram; Graeme West (Head Coach).
Barbados Pride: Jason Holder (Captain), Anthony Alleyne, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Kevin Stoute, Jomel Warrican; Emmerson Trotman (Head Coach).
Guyana Jaguars: Leon Johnson (Captain), Christopher Barnwell, Ronsford Beaton, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Shiv Chanderpaul, Rajendra Chandrika, Jonathan Foo, Assad Fudadin, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Jacobs, Veerasammy Permaul, Raymon Reifer, Paul Wintz; Esaun Crandon (Head Coach).
Jamaica Scorpions: Nikita Miller (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton; Robert Samuels (Head Coach).
Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners: Jamal Smith (Captain), Cassius Burton Jr., Raymond Bynoe, Kyle Corbin, Mark Deyal, Larry Edward, Keon Harding, Nino Henry, Ryan Hinds, Amir Jangoo, Aaron Jones, Jermaine Levy, Vikash Mohan, Christopher Powell; Floyd Reifer (Head Coach).
International Cricket Council’s Americas: Nitish Kumar (Captain), Timroy Allen, Alex Amsterdam, Fahad Babar, Hakeem Dobson, Nikhil Dutta, Muhammed Ahsan Ali Khan, Kamar Leverock, Timil Patel, Cecil Pervez, Jasdeep Singh, Nicholas Standford, Hamza Tariq, Srimantha Wijeyeratne, Saad bin Zafar; Pubudu Dassanayake (Head Coach).