Test flop Marshall to feature for US

Xavier Marshall

MIAMI, Florida, CMC West Indies flop Xavier Marshall will turn out for United States in the Regional Super50 starting later this month, after being named in the 14-man squad for the one-day tournament.

The 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests and 24 One-Day Internationals for West Indies but failed to make much of an impression during an underwhelming career.

He managed just two Test half-centuries and a single hundred in ODIs  an unbeaten 157 against Canada 10 years ago.

Marshall disappeared from international cricket in 2009 following poor form and last appeared in the West Indies domestic competition five years ago, when he represented Jamaica in the one-day tournament.

He subsequently migrated to the United States.

Marshall follows in the footsteps of fellow Jamaican and Test star, Jermaine Lawson, who also turned out for the United States four years ago at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Kuala Lumpur.

Lawson played Test 13 Tests.

Marshall, a powerful right-hander, joins former India Under-19 players Saurabh Netravalkar and Sunny Sohal, in the US squad.

United States will do battle in Group B of the Regional Super50 which runs from January 30 to February 24, alongside Jamaica Scorpions, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Guyana Jaguars and English County Kent.

The group will be staged in Antigua while Group A, comprising reigning champions Barbados Pride, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners, Windward Islands Volcanoes and English County Hampshire, will be contested in Barbados.

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