The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) extends congratulations to Rajendra Chandrika on his very much deserved call up to the West Indies 14-man squad to take on Australia in the two home Test matches. The first match starts tomorrow Wednesday, 3rd June in Dominica, and the second from 11th June in Jamaica.
The GCB is extremely proud of Chandrika’s growth and development as a cricketer and we strongly believe he is ready for the challenge at the highest level and will surely produce handsomely. He made his first-class debut for Guyana in 2010 against Trinidad and Tobago and scored 65 in the first innings; ever since, he has been working very hard at his game. He also had a stint with the Sagicor High Performance center a few years ago.
WICB launched its Professional Cricket League last year and the classy right-hander wasted no time in cementing his spot at the top of the order for the Guyana Jaguars as he kept scoring consistently. He has been Guyana most dependable batsman in the longer version of the game and came second in the last season in terms of runs aggregate.
And when he was given the chance last week to play for the WICB President XI in the Australia warm-up match, he impressed again with an aggressive 74, hitting 10 fours. We believe he has the right attitude and discipline to complement his skills and talent as a top cricketer. We are hoping that he makes the final 11 and start his journey as a West Indies Test player.
The executives, members and staff of the GCB and CGI wish Chandrika well as a West Indies player. We urge him to do justice to his selection and continue to make us proud, the Board said in a release.
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