Windies Under-19s start road to 2020 World Cup

Graeme West

(Cricket West Indies) The road to the next ICC Under-19 World Cup has started for the Windies. Head Coach, Graeme West, has assembled 19 of the best young players for a high performance camp. The budding prospects will have a week of intense preparation under the watchful eyes of West, and assistant coach Roddy Estwick, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. They will hit the ground running from Thursday, December 13 and end on December 20. During the camp they will interact with Sir Curtly Ambrose, the West Indies fast bowling great.

“This is the first step of a journey that will take the players through to the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January and February 2020 with South Africa hosting the biennial event,” West said.

 “This will be our first opportunity to work with the players selected from the regional age-group tournaments played in July and August. The main aim of the camp is to observe, assess and educate the players, introducing them to the CWI High Performance syllabus, every player will depart the camp with a training programme that they will begin to work through in the new year through their territories.”

West has been head coach for last two ICC Under-19 World Cup, and was the man at the helm when the Windies won the title in Bangladesh two years ago. Estwick, one of the region’s most experienced coaches, recently worked with the Windies Women’s team during their impressive run at the ICC Women’s World T20 in the Caribbean.

The squad for the camp includes three players who played in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year. These are: opener Kimani Melius, fast bowling allrounder Nyeem Young and left-arm slow bowler, Ashmead Nedd.

FULL SQUAD:

Matthew Forde (Barbados)

Nyeem Young (Barbados)

Nico Reifer (Barbados)

Antonio Morris (Barbados)

Kevlon Anderson (Guyana)

Sachin Singh (Guyana)

Ashmead Nedd (Guyana)

Kelvin Umroa (Guyana)

Jayden Seales (Trinidad and Tobago)

Joshua James (Trinidad and Tobago)

Rivaldo Ramlogan (Trinidad and Tobago)

Leonardo Julian (Trinidad and Tobago)

Avinash Mahibirsingh (Trinidad and Tobago)

Matthew Patrick (Trinidad and Tobago)

Elroy Francis (Leeward Islands)

Zawandi White (Leeward Islands)

Daniel Beckford (Jamaica)

Kirk McKenzie (Jamaica)

Kimani Melius (Windward Islands)  

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