Under-19s looking to clinch series

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The West Indies Under-19s will be looking for a series-clinching win when they take on Australia Under-19s in the third and final match on Thursday.

First ball at the Global Cricket Academy is 2 pm (6 am Eastern Caribbean Time/5 am Jamaica Time).

Australia won the opening match but the Windies rebounded with a superb 102-run in the second encounter on Tuesday to set up the decider.

Speaking after Wednesday’s training session, Head Coach Roddy Estwick said the team was focused on the task and were looking to improve on their last performance.

“The boys have been working really hard from the moment we arrived here. They are enjoying the cricket and have improved in all departments. The fielding was really good in the last match. We had four run outs and that was exceptional. We are working towards getting better with every match. I want to see the players get better for the good of West Indies cricket,” said the former Barbados seam bowler.

“We have been getting excellent performances from various players. It has not been a one-man show and I am happy to see players contributing and enjoying what they are doing. We have noticed that the Aussies are strong backfoot players on both sides of the wicket – the hook and the cut – so we will look to bowl them straighter and fuller and try to get more success.”

FULL SQUAD: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain, Barbados), Anthony Alleyne (Barbados), Ronsford Beaton (Guyana), John Campbell (Jamaica), Brian Christmas (Trinidad & Tobago), Kwame Crosse (Guyana), Derone Davis (Trinidad & Tobago), Justin Greaves (Barbados), Kavem Hodge (Dominica), Jerome Jones (Barbados), Keiron Joseph (Trinidad & Tobago), Steven Katwaroo (Trinidad & Tobago), Amir Khan (Guyana), Kyle Mayers (Barbados), Donovan Nelson (Jamaica), Akeem Saunders (St Kitts)