bajan batsman to lead windies “a” squad
Barbados middle-order batsman Kirk Edwards will captain the West Indies A-Team when they face Sri Lanka-A in the first four-day “Test”, starting next Wednesday at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
The 28-year-old Edwards led Barbados when they won the recent Regional 4-Day title, claiming their 21st regional first-class title.
Edwards has played nine Tests and nine One-day Internationals for the senior West Indies team between 2011 and last year.
Guyana captain Veerasammy Permaul has been named his deputy.The 23-year-old Permaul was captain of the A-Team last year, when they prevailed over India-A in the corresponding home series last year.
The left-arm spinner has appeared in two Tests and four ODIs for the senior West Indies side between last year and this year.
Jamaican Junior Bennett will be head coach for the side with Stuart Williams, the former Leeward Islands captain and West Indies opener, as his deputy.
Lockhart Sebastien, the former Windward Islands batsman and current manager of the Windwards side, will be team operations manager for the series.
The squad had been named earlier without a captain being revealed at that time.
Squad:WEST INDIES-A: Kirk Edwards (captain), Veerasammy Permaul (vice captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cotterell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Chadwick Walton; Team management unit: Junior Bennett (head coach), Lockhart Sebastien (manager), Stuart Williams (assistant manager), Oba Gulston (physiotherapist), Dexter Augustus (video analyst) (windiescricket)