PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (Sporting Alert) – After beating Ireland in their opening game of the West Indies Cricket Board NAGICO Super50 last Friday, Guyana target its second win of the tournament when they face defending champions Windward Islands at the Queen’s Park Oval on Tuesday.
Veteran batsmen Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shivnarine Chanderpaul were both among the heavy run scorers, as Guyana beat Ireland by 114 runs in their Zone A game and will look for their second consecutive victory in the second round of the group.
“We have a lot of talented guys and we have a lot of senior guys like Shiv, Sarwan and Narsingh,” said Guyana skipper Christopher Barnwell noted in The Guyana Chronicle.
“I think it’s going to be a good game for us to go out there and do our best, while I expect everyone to play his role in the team to the best of their ability.”
The Windward Islands, in the meantime, will be hoping to rebound from the opening day defeat to Jamaica with a victory over Guyana.
Windward Islands enter the NAGICO Super50 without injured captain Darren Sammy and star off-spinner Shane Shillingford, who is banned.
However, with the likes of Johnson Charles, Devon Smith, Mervin Matthew and Keddy Lesporis, who scored a hundred against Jamaica, the defending champs are still confident of winning on Tuesday.
Both these teams trail Jamaica in Zone A.
ESPN Caribbean will present live, exclusive coverage of the region’s elite One Day International (ODI) tournament, the NAGICO Super50, from January 30 until February 16 from Trinidad and Tobago. The matches held in Trinidad will air live from 12:50 p.m. (EST) on the ESPN Caribbean, ESPN3.com and ESPN 2 Caribbean television networks and on ESPN Play (www.espnplay.com) — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service.
GUYANA: Christopher Barnwell (capt.), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Anthony Bramble, Robin Bacchus, Trevon Griffith, Leon Johnson, Narsingh Deonarine, Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton, Paul Wintz; Esaun Crandon (coach)
WINDWARD ISLANDS: Liam Sebastien (capt.), Andre Fletcher, Johnson Charles, Tyron Theophille, Mervin Matthew, Craig Emmanuel, Garey Mathurin, Keddy Lesporis, Devon Smith, Dalton Polius, Delorn Johnson, Kenroy Peters, Romel Currency, Alston Bobb; Ian Allen (coach).