Smith to lead Windies A in T20s against Sri Lanka A

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC- West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith will lead the West Indies A team against Sri Lanka A team in two T20 matches this week at Arnos Vale in St. Vincent.

Christopher Barnwell
Christopher Barnwell

Smith, a prolific scorer in the just ended Indian Premier League (IPL), is one of four members of the West Indies World T20 champion team named on the regional A team for the series.

The others are Lendl Simmons, allrounder Andre Russell, and leg-spinner Samuel Badree  who were part of the squad which beat Sri Lanka to win the prestigious ICC World T20 Trophy at the R Premadasa Stadium last October

The quartet will form the main part of the Windies A Team when the matches are played on Tuesday and Wednesday.

First ball in both matches is 2 pm (1 pm Jamaica Time).

The 13-man squad includes four other players who have represented the West Indies in T20 Internationals.

These are: fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, top-order batsman Nkrumah Bonner and batting allrounder Christopher Barnwell.

The rest of the squad is seam bowler Kevin Cooper, who has performed with distinction for Trinidad & Tobago; wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton, who played two Test matches back in 2009; rookie allrounder Kyle Mayers; left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cotterell, and middle-order batsman Keddy Lesporis – both graduates of the Sagicor High Performance Centre.

FULL SQUAD:

Dwayne Smith (Captain),Samuel Badree, Christopher Barnwell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kevon Cooper, Sheldon Cotterell, Shannon Gabriel, Keddy Lesporis, Kyle Mayers, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons and Chadwick Walton (wicket-keeper).

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