Samuels and Roach to play for Sagicor HPC against Zimbabwe

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – West Indies players Marlon Samuels and Kemar Roach have been named in the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre squad to play against Zimbabwe this week.

The three-day contest will be played from Thursday to Saturday at the Desmond Haynes Oval at the Carlton Cricket Club complex and will be a minimum of 90 overs per day. The teams will be allowed to use 13-players-per-side with 11 allowed to bat. First ball is 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).

Samuels and Roach are listed in the Top 20 of the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings. Roach, the 24-year-old new ball bowler, is at Number 12 in the bowling while Samuels, the experienced middle-order batsman, is at Number 18 in the batting.

Zimbabwe will use the match as a warm-up for the upcoming two-Test Series against the West Indies.


Kyle Hope (Captain)

Jermaine Blackwood

Yannick Carriah

Sheldon Cotterell

Miguel Cummins

Jason Dawes

Andre Fletcher (Wicket-keeper)

Trevon Griffith

Jahmar Hamilton (Wicket-keeper)

Keddy Lesporis

Kemar Roach

Marlon Samuels

Jomel Warrican

Graeme West (Head Coach)

Rodney Alkins (Team Manager)


Fri, Feb 22: 1st One-Day International – West Indies won by 156 runs – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

Sun, Feb 24: 2nd One-Day International – West Indies won by 7 wickets – National Cricket Stadium

Tue, Feb 26: 3rd One-Day International – West Indies won by 5 wickets – National Cricket Stadium

Sat, Mar 2: 1st Twenty20 International – West Indies won by 8 wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Sun, Mar 3: 2nd Twenty20 International – West Indies won by 41 runs – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

Thu, Mar 7 to Sat, Mar 9: Tour match – Desmond Haynes Oval, Barbados

Tue, Mar 12 to Sat, Mar 16: 1st Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados

Wed, Mar 20 to Sun, Mar 24: 2nd Test – Windsor Park, Dominica