Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced that West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul will join the West Indies Rising Stars U19s squad as the batting consultant for the upcoming High-Performance Camp in Antigua as part of the West Indies Rising Stars U19s preparations for the ICC U19s Cricket World Cup to be hosted in the Caribbean in January and February 2022.
Chanderpaul, who had an outstanding international career, is the most capped player in West Indies Test history. He played 164 matches and made 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37. He is the newest member of the coaching staff, headed by Head Coach Floyd Reifer, and will be part of this preparation period, which runs from November 15 to 28 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Jimmy Adams, CWI’s Director of Cricket said: “We want to welcome Shivnarine Chanderpaul to the Rising Stars U19s group and we look forward to him working with our young players at this critical stage in their development pathway. Shiv has a tremendous amount of cricketing knowledge and know-how and he will be a great addition to the coaching staff. We already have another icon of the game in Sir Curtly Ambrose, who has been involved with the squad since the camp in August, as well as several other outstanding coaches.”
The Selection Panel has named 28 players for this camp following the previous camp and trial matches held in August. This includes two newcomers who will be assessed by the coaches and selectors – Jaden Leacock, a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-hand batter; and Kevin Wickham, a right-hand batter and right-arm wrist spinner.
Robert Haynes, CWI’s Lead Selector for the West Indies Rising Stars U19s said: “Having had a month-long camp in Antigua in August followed by the 18-man West Indies Under-19 squad tour of England, I am looking forward to see the continued progress and improvements of the various players as well as to interact with them to understand their thinking and approach to the game.” Haynes added: “The two-week camp will include four practice matches along with continued skills and physical development, and it’s an opportunity for all players invited to stake a claim for selection for the series at home and the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup.”
The West Indies Rising Stars U19s are preparing for the prestigious ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup tournament, which will be hosted by CWI in the Caribbean from January 4 to February 3, 2022. Before the World Cup, West Indies are due finalise their squad preparation with a five-match series at home. Further details will be announced once officially confirmed.
Onaje Amory (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
Anderson Amurdan (Right-hand opening bat)
Ackeem Auguste (Left-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
Justin Beckford (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
Teddy Bishop (Right-hand opening bat)
Carlon Bowen-Tuckett (Right-hand bat/wicket-keeper)
Jaden Carmichael (Right-hand bat/left-arm spin)
McKenny Clarke (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast)
Rivaldo Clarke (Right-hand bat/wicket-keeper)
Amrit Dass (Right-hand bat/left-arm chinaman)
Giovonte Depeiza (Right-hand bat/left-arm spin)
Nathan Edward (Left-hand bat/left-arm fast-medium)
Andel Gordon (Right-hand bat/left-arm medium-pace)
Sion Hackett (Right-hand bat/right-arm medium-fast)
Justin Jagessar (Right-hand bat)
Jordan Johnson (Left-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
Kyle Kissoondath (Right-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
Johann Layne (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast-medium)
Jaden Leacock (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast-medium)
Nicholas Lewin (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
Anderson Mahase (Left-hand bat/left-arm spin)
Matthew Nandu (Right-hand bat/right-arm off-spin)
Shaqkere Parris (Right-hand bat/wicket-keeper)
Kelvin Pittman (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast-medium)
Shiva Sankar (Right-hand bat/right-arm medium-fast)
Vasant Singh (Right-hand bat/right-arm leg-spin)
Isai Thorne (Right-hand bat/right-arm fast)
Kevin Wickham (Right-hand bat/right-arm wrist spin)
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