DHAKA, Bangladesh – West Indies Under-19 captain Shimron Hetmyerspoke to WICB Media today ahead of the Final in the ICC Youth World Cup against India Under-19s tomorrow (tonight – East Caribbean Time) at the Sher-e-BanglaStadium. The match will shown “live” on ESPN Caribbean.


The Windies Under-19s has not looked back since a 61-run defeat to England Under-19s in the opening match, having beaten Fiji and Zimbabwe in the group stage to qualify for the quarter-finals.


Hetmyer’s side reserved its best for the knockout rounds, first stunning Pakistan by five wickets before ending host Bangladesh’s dream with a thrilling three-wicket win in last Thursday’s semi-final.


Hetmyer, Shamar Springer and the hard-hitting Gidron Pope starred in both the run-chases, while Alzarri Joseph’s fiery spells – often being timed at above 145kph – along with the accuracy of ChemarHolder and Keemo Paul have been telling in putting opposition batting under pressure.


Shimron Hetmyer (captain)

Shahid Crooks

Keacy Carty

Michael Frew

Jyd Goolie

Tevin Imlach

Alzarri Joseph

Ryan John

Kirstan Kallicharran

Obed McCoy

Gidron Pope

Keemo Paul

Odean Smith

Shamar Springer

Emmanuel Stewart




Group C

Fri, Jan 29: West Indies Under-19s lost to England Under-19s by 61 runs – Chittagong

Sun, Jan 31: West Indies Under-19s beat Fiji Under-19s by 262 runs – Chittagong

Tue, Feb 2: West Indies Under-19s beat Zimbabwe Under-19s by 2 runs – Chittagong



Mon, Jan 8: West Indies Under-19s beat Pakistan Under-19s by 5 wickets –Fatullah



Thu, Feb 11: Bangladesh Under-19s lost to West Indies Under-19s by 3 wickets – Dhaka





Sun, Feb 14: West Indies Under-19s vsIndia Under-19s – Dhaka (11:30 pm start – EC Time, ESPN Caribbean)