ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Under-19 World Cup stars Shimron Hetmyer and Alzarri Joseph have been included in a 13-man WICB President’s XI squad to face South Africa in day/night one-day game at Queen’s Park Oval later this month.
The game, which bowls off at 1 pm, will provide the Proteas with match practice ahead of the June 3-26 Tri-Nations Series involving West Indies and World champions Australia.
Hetmyer led Young West Indies to the capture of their first-ever ICC Under-19 title when they defeated heavy favourites India by five wickets in the final in Dhaka.
The 19-year-old left-hander struck crucial half-centuries in the quarter-final and semi-final to pave the way for the Caribbean’s side spot in the final.
Joseph, meanwhile, was superb throughout, finishing with 13 wickets to be one of the leading fast bowlers in the tournament.
The President’s XI squad, which will be captained by Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite, also includes Test players Jermaine Blackwood and Shane Dowrich.
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller and all-rounder Rayad Emrit, both of whom have West Indies experience, are also in the squad.
SQUAD – Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Jermaine Blackwood, Damion Jacobs, Shane Dowrich, Jason Mohammed, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph, Jon Russ Jaggesar, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Rayad Emrit, Delorn Johnson.