Selectors go for experience in WI A
 

St John’s, Antigua – Leg spinner Devendra Bishoo is one of eight players with international experience named in the West Indies A squad for the First Digicel ‘Test’ against India A at Kensington Oval starting June 2.

Bishoo, who won the ICC Emerging Player of the Year for 2011 after he burst onto the international stage, has so far appeared in 11 Tests, 13 One Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals.

The other seven players who have played for the West Indies senior side in various formats are Kraigg Brathwaite, Tino Best, Lendl Simmons, Donovan Pagon, Devon Thomas, Leon Johnson and Nkrumah Bonner.

The 19 year old school boy batting prodigy, Brathwaite (9 Tests) who played recently against Australia, Best (14 Tests, 12 ODIs), Simmons (8 Tests, 36 ODIs, 11 T20Is) and Pagon (2 Tests) have all tasted Test cricket action.

Antiguan wicketkeeper/batsman Thomas (9 ODIs, 1 T20I), Johnson (3 ODIs) and Bonner (2 T20Is) have played in the limited overs formats for the senior regional team.

Best the energetic and fiery fast bowler last appeared for West Indies in whites in 2009 but was named in the West Indies ODI squad against Australia this year. He did not however make the playing eleven in any of the five Digicel ODIs.

Opening batsman Simmons is making a comeback following a finger injury which he sustained while playing for Trinidad & Tobago in the Regional 4 Day Tournament in February last.

Veerasammy Permaul will resume his role as captain of the side and will have Barbadian all rounder Jason Holder as his deputy. Delorn Johnson, Jonathan Carter and Kyle Corbin complete the 13 man squad.

West Indies A Squad for First Digicel ‘Test’

Veerasammy Permaul – Captain

Jason Holder – Vice Captain

Tino Best    

Devendra Bishoo

Nkrumah Bonner

Kraigg Brathwaite

Jonathan Carter

Kyle Corbin

Delorn Johnson

Leon Johnson

Donovan Pagon

Lendl Simmons

Devon Thomas – Wicketkeeper

The Digicel Series includes three ‘Tests’, two Twenty20s and three One Day matches and will be played in Barbados, St Vincent, St Lucia, Trinidad and Grenada.

This is the first assignment for Windies A in 2012. Their last engagement was against Bangladesh A in the Caribbean in November 2011.

Digicel Test Series

First Digicel ‘Test’

June 2 – 5

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Standing Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Jonathan Blades

Match Referee: Mervyn Jones

Second Digicel ‘Test’

June 9 – 12

Arnos Vale Cricket Ground

Standing Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Goaland Greaves

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Third Digicel ‘Test’

June 16 – 19

Beausejour Cricket Ground

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Nigel Duguid

Standby Umpire: Francis Maurice

Match Referee: Patrick Felix

Digicel Twenty20 Series

First Digicel T20

June 23

Queen’s Park Oval

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Anthony Sanowar

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Second Digicel T20

June 24

Queen’s Park Oval

Standing Umpires: Peter Nero & Joel Wilson

Standby Umpire: Danesh Ramdhanie

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

Digicel One Day Series

First Digicel One Day

June 27

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Lennox Abraham & Goaland Greaves

Standby Umpire: Vincent Bullen

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Second Digicel One Day

June 29

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Lennox Abraham & Vincent Bullen

Standby Umpire: Goaland Greaves

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Third Digicel One Day

July 1

Grenada National Stadium

Standing Umpires: Vincent Bullen & Goaland Greaves

Standby Umpire: Lennox Abraham

Match Referee: Selwyn Allen

Date: 
Mon, 05/21/2012 - 15:37

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