Smith to lead Windies A in T20s against Sri Lanka A
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.
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 2:00 pm (1:00 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.
Dwayne Smith (Captain)
Chadwick Walton (wicket-keeper)