Chattergoon makes way for Johnson

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Opener Sewnarine Chattergoon and middle-order batsman Vishaul Singh have been dropped from the Guyana squad for the fourth-round match of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-day tournament, set to start Friday.

The duo has been replaced by fellow left-handed pair, Leon Johnson and Chanderpaul Hemraj, for the match against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), set to start on Friday in Barbados.

The day/night contest will start at 15:00 hrs each day. Johnson was initially named Guyana’s captain prior to the start of the competition, but had to sit out  the first three games due to a recurring knee injury.

All-rounder Christopher Barnwell led the side in the first two rounds against Jamaica and Barbados, while veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, playing his first game of the tournament, took over the leadership reins for the third-round against the Windward Islands, which concluded on Sunday.

Both Chattergoon and Singh have struggled for consistency in the three matches they played.

Chattergoon, a former Test opener, accumulated 87 runs from six innings with a highest score of 50 in the second round against Barbados.

The diminutive Singh, who started with an attractive 73 in the second innings against Jamaica, has been ordinary since, with scores of five, one, 14 and nought. His returns from six innings have been 111 runs.

Their performances have certainly not helped Guyana’s cause as the South Americans are yet to taste victory after heavy defeats to Jamaica and Barbados and a tame draw against the Windward Islands.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 20:37