Jul 16, 2018 Sports
By Zaheer Mohamed in Trinidad and Tobago
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Guyana are second in the standings on12.2 points and will be looking for another victory when they take on Jamaica today at the National Cricket Centre to stay in the hunt as the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional U17 50-over tournament continues today with fourth round action.
Following their three-wicket win against defending champions Trinidad and Tobago at Gilbert Park on Saturday, the Guyanese have done their confidence a great deal, but cannot take the Jamaicans lightly.
Jamaica, who went down to Barbados in their third round game, are lying at the bottom of the table on 1.4 points. Leeward Islands who defeated Windward Islands on Saturday are leading the standings on 13.2. Barbados currently occupied the third position on eight, while Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands are tied on 7.2.
A low scoring affair was least expected at Gilbert Park, but the Guyanese bowlers did an excellent job in restricting the host nation for a below par total. However, some of their batsmen were guilty of gifting their wickets away before they eventually won the contest with Nigel Deodat and Sheldon Charles taking them home.
Guyana’s new ball pair of Charles and Silvan Williams has done well so far, while their spinners have bowled tidily. However, the main worry for the management team is the batting. Only a few batsmen in this tournament so far have showed commitment while spin continues to pose problems.
Guyana skipper Sachin Singh looked in fine touch, but need to occupy the crease for longer periods so as to set the foundation for a decent total. Seon Glasgow and Dwain Dick, two players on whom much were expected, have gifted their wickets away in the two previous games. Dick seems to be in a hurry when he is at the crease, while Glasgow has played too many airy shots. Yeudistir Persaud, who scored heavily in the inter-county tournament in Guyana, needs to put a price on his wicket. Leon Swami has done well and should bat a bit higher in the middle which is lacking someone of the calibre of Marvan Prashad who was surprisingly omitted.
Williams has shown promise and Guyana must utilise their fast bowlers a bit more especially Swami since teams are being given bonus points.
Jamaica made over 200 in their loss to Barbados, however it may very well be a battle between their batsmen and the Guyanese bowlers.
Teams – Guyana; Sachin Singh (Capt.), Andre Seepersaud, Nigel Deodat, Dwain Dick, Sheldon Charles, Silvan Williams, Leon Swamy, Navindra Persaud, Yeudistir Persaud, Badesh Parsotam, Hrithik Singh, Gevon Shultz, Seon Glasgow and Niran Bissu. Orin Bailey is coach and Nazeer Mohamed manager.
Jamaica;- Daniel Beckford, Brandon English, Oneil Roberts, Nicholas Lewin, Lenox Simpson, Razaq Williams, Romaine Bennett, Joseph Simpson, Chevonnie Grant, Andel Gordon, Jemario Wint, Akeel Hanchard, Romaine Jacob and Rajiv Redhi. Dave Bernard Jr is Coach.
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