Dwayne Smith to lead West Indies A in T20s

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent –Four members of the West Indies World T20 champion team have been named in the West Indies A Team to face Sri Lanka A Team in two T20 matches this week at Arnos Vale Sports Complex.


Openers Dwayne Smith and Lendl Simmons; allrounder Andre Russell; and leg-spinner Samuel Badree were part of the squad which beat Sri Lanka to win the prestigious ICC World T20 Trophy at the R Premadasa Stadium last October. The quartet will form the main part of the Windies A Team when the matches at played on Tuesday and Wednesday. First ball in both matches is 2 pm (1 pm Jamaica Time).

The 13-man squad includes four other players who have represented the West Indies in T20 Internationals. These are: fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, top-order batsman Nkrumah Bonner and batting allrounder Christopher Barnwell.

The other members of the squad are: seam bowler Kevin Cooper, who has performed with distinction for Trinidad & Tobago; wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton, who played two Test matches back in 2009; rookie allrounder Kyle Mayers; left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cotterell, and middle-order batsman Keddy Lesporis – both graduates of the Sagicor High Performance Centre.


Dwayne Smith (Captain)

Samuel Badree

Christopher Barnwell

Nkrumah Bonner

Kevon Cooper

Sheldon Cotterell

Shannon Gabriel

Keddy Lesporis

Kyle Mayers

Ashley Nurse

Andre Russell

Lendl Simmons

Chadwick Walton (wicket-keeper)


Tuesday, June 18: 1st T20 at Arnos Vale – 2 pm

Wednesday, June 19: 2nd T20 at Arnos Vale – 2pm