Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Following their humiliating 111 runs victory over host Guyana in their warm up fixture last Saturday, the visiting Bangladesh Under-19 lineup will be brimming with confidence, when they take on their West Indies counterparts in the first of seven matches at the Guyana National Stadium today.

However, Windies coach Roderick Estwick told Chronicle Sport, he is not concentrating too much on the Bangladeshis for today’s fixture which is a day/night affair and bowls off at 13:30hrs, since his main aim is to get the right combination in the final 11.


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Toss: West Indies Under-19s won the toss and elected to field

West Indies Under 19: Lugg, T. Chanderpaul, Solozano, Coleman, Gabriel, Allen, Lewis, Mindley, Jordan, Joseph, Motie-Kanhai

Bangladesh Under-19: Anik, Emon, Shanto, Saikat, Uddin, Miraj, Saeed, Rony, Rahuttul, Nehad, Likhon


“We really cannot concentrate too much on them, as we don’t know their strengths and weaknesses, even though they defeated Guyana in their warm-up fixture on Saturday. Yes we know a win is a win, but you have to take into consideration, the strength of Guyana at the time, in comparison to us” said Estwick.

While he refused to say what his final 11 would look like, the former Barbados fast bowler did highlight his two spinners in Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai and Bryan Charles and reminded of his six fast bowlers he still have at his disposal.

“We are definitely going out there and looking for a win tomorrow (today), since we know that winning is an attitude and a positive start can augur well for us, not only during this series, but also for the return one to Bangladesh later this year along with the World Cup.”

Motie-Kanhai was the chief wicket taker in this year’s Regional Under-19 tournament and together with the leading run scorer in the recently concluded Regional Under 19 tournament, Trinidad and Tobago’s Jeremy Solozano  are expected to lead the home team’s charge.

Colin Alfred and Shannon Crawford are the men calling play in the middle, with Gyananand Sukhdeo as the third official and the final XI for both teams will come from:

West Indies: Fabian Allen, Jofra Archer, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Bryan Charles, Tristan Coleman, Taryck Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Jerome Jones, Ray Jordan, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Ramaal Lewis, Leroy Lug, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai and Jeremy Solozano.

Bangladesh: Mehidy Hassan Miraj (captain), Jashim Uddin (vice-captain), Sadman Islam Anik, Nazmul Hasan Shanto, Munim Shahriar Jummon, Yasir Ali Chowdhury Rabbi, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Abu Sarker Saeed, Joyraj Emon, Abu Haider Rony, Pradhan Rifat, Hasan Nahid, Nihad Uz Zaman, Jubair Hossain and  Ferdous Rahatul.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 19:04