Left-handers Robin Bacchus and Leon Johnson were yesterday drafted into the Guyana Amazon Warriors T20 team ahead of the upcoming 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which starts in July.
The opener Bacchus and his Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) teammate Johnson, were the two new local faces in the side which features fellow Guyanese Veerasammy Permaul, Chris Barnwell, Steven Jacobs, and Ronsford Beaton along with West Indies and Jamaica swing bowler Krishmar Santokie and Trinidadians Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin. Bacchus who made his senior debut last year against Trinidad and Tobago stamped his authority with a maiden half-century after churning out good scores in the local inter-county tourney, when he eventually received a call to the side for the 2014 regional 50-over tournament.
The in-form Johnson has been on top of his game for the past year locally, regionally and internationally, with runs against India and his maiden first-class century against Sri Lanka last year for the West Indies ‘A’ team.
Meanwhile, Ramnaresh Sarwan who led the team to the finals last year against the Jamaica Tallawahs was not retained along with opener William Perkins and all-rounder James Franklin of New Zealand. Trinidadian all-rounder Navin Stewart is the other new face along with Johnson and Bacchus.