‘We haven’t forgotten about Sinclair’- Harper
After making his T20 International debut in March 2021 against Sri Lanka, Guyanese off-spinner Kevin Sinclair played the last of his six matches in June against South Africa.
Lead Selector for the West Indies Men’s team, Roger Harper, indicated that the young man is still part of his plans. In six international matches, Sinclair has taken four wickets, with a best of 2-23, with an economy rate of 8.33.
His primary role since joining the team has been to bowl in the first six overs, where he has gone at 7.33 runs per over and taken two wickets.
Sinclair was named in the provisional squad for the World T20, but did not make the final cut, nor was he selected for the upcoming series in Pakistan.
With fitness not an issue in his case, Harper highlighted that a lack of opportunities in this year’s Caribbean Premier League did not allow him to enhance his case for a recall.
After being somewhat a sure starter for Guyana Amazon Warriors the season before, the 22-year-old played just three matches this season and took a solitary wicket.
“I think from his perspective, and from West Indies cricket perspective, he did not have many opportunities at the CPL to really stake a proper claim for himself. However, we certainly have not forgotten about him, he is someone we still think has a lot of potential and ability; someone we can look to going forward,” the Lead Selector expressed.
“We still have our eyes on him and observing him closely as players that we would like to see having more opportunities at the regional level so they can stake a claim for regional teams.”
The Berbician is a contracted Guyana Jaguars player and Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, did indicate recently that they are keeping an eye on players outside of those selected for the tour to Pakistan, with the eye on the next World T20.