ST JOHN’S, ANTIGUA – Shimron Hetmyer has been named as captain of the West Indies Team for the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup 2016.
The top-order batsman will play in the tournament for the second time. He was a member of the West Indies squad at the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 in the United Arab Emirates.
He is one of two players in the squad with first-class experience along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.
Hetmyer has played six matches for Guyana Jaguars in the WICB Professional Cricket League.
Joseph made his debut for Leeward Island Hurricanes a year ago and has so far captured 17 wickets in five matches, with best figures of 7-46.
The ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 will be played in Bangladesh from January 22 to February 14.
Prior to tournament, the Windies will face Bangladesh in a three-match 50-overs series, which will form part of their preparation camp.
Speaking on the squad, Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd noted: “We have put together a group of players we believe will perform for the West Indies. We see them as future Test cricketers for the West Indies and this tour is an opportunity for them to be exposed at the international level against strong opposition.”
Shimron Hetmyer (Captain)
Keemo Paul (Vice Captain)
Dwain Gill (Team Manager)
Graeme West (Head Coach)
Corey Collymore (Bowling Coach)
Khevyn Williams (Physiotherapist)
Neval Grazette (Strength & Conditioning Trainer)
Dinesh Mahabir (Analyst)
WARM-UP SERIES SCHEDULE
Mon, January 11: vs Bangladesh – Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Thurs, January 14: vs Bangladesh – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Sat, January 16: vs Bangladesh – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
WORLD CUP FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE
Fri, January 22: vs Scotland –Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Sun, January 24: vs South Africa – Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Fri, January 29: vs England – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Sun, January 31: vs Fiji – MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Tues, February 2: vs Zimbabwe – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.