Kraigg Brathwaite to lead West Indies in U19 World Cup

Test batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has been named Captain of the West Indies Team for the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August.

Left-hander John Campbell, who will be Brathwaite’s opening partner, was named as Vice Captain.

Former West Indies Captain and fast bowling legend Courtney Walsh will again be Team Manager with Roddy Estwick as Head Coach.

Brathwaite and Campbell have formed a good opening combination for the past two years. They opened the batting at the last ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand when the West Indies placed third.

The other opener in the squad is Keiron Joseph, a small right-hander who is good against the short ball. The middle-order is strong with left-handers Anthony Alleyne and Akeal Hosein; stylish right-hander Kavem Hodge; as well as reserve wicket-keeper Sunil Ambris and first-choice keeper Seven Katwaroo.

The team includes two fast bowling allrounders — Kyle Mayers and  Justin Greaves. There are also three specialist quick bowlers — Marquino Mindley,  Jerome Jones, and Ronsford Beaton.

The squad is rounded off with two specialist spinners Amir Khan and Derone Davis. Hodge is also a part-time left-arm spinner and Alleyne is a part-time off-break bowler.

The West Indies team will depart from Barbados on Tuesday, July 17. They will travel to Brisbane for a camp before the official pre-tournament matches.

West Indies have been drawn in Group C alongside India, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea in the 16-team biennial event.

West Indies U19 World Cup Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), John Campbell (vice-capt), Anthony Alleyne, Sunil Ambris (wk), Ronsford Beaton, Derone Davis, Justin Greaves, Kavem Hodge, Akeal Hosein, Jerome Jones, Keiron Joseph, Stephen Katwaroo (wk), Amir Khan, Kyle Mayers, Marquino Mindley.

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