Bridgetown, Barbados, October 16 - (www.bcacricket.org) - There should be much more intensity and purpose in the second Barbados Pride one-day trial match at Desmond Haynes Oval on Thursday, October 17, with the return of 13 players from the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
In addition, Pius Emilien, the wily left-arm spinner who grabbed the most wickets and was also the most economical bowler in the recent BCA Super Cup, as he helped Wildey (formerly Banks) to lift the title for the first time in 40 years and only their second, has been drafted in.
Emilien, 23, also a talented long distance runner, took 24 wickets at an average of 8.58, with an excellent economy rate of 2.31 after sending down 89 overs including 19 maidens in the Super Cup.
Wildey duly walloped Wanderers by 43 runs in the Final at 3Ws Oval on August 31.
The teams will be captained by seasoned campaigners, batting all-rounder Jonathan Carter and new Test batsman Shamarh Brooks, who are among the CPL players on show.
The others who took part in the 2019 CPL, which was won for the second time by Barbados Tridents are Leniko Boucher, Justin Greaves, Roshon Primus, Dominic Drakes, Chemar Holder, Ashley Nurse, Joshua Bishop, Akeem Jordan - all of whom are in Carter’s side - Shamar Springer and Trinidadians Kjorn Ottley and Tion Webster, who are on Brooks’ team.
Though West Indies Test players, all-rounder Roston Chase and wicket-keeper/batsman Shane Dowrich both pulled out of the first trial match at the same venue on Tuesday due to niggling injuries after they were named as captains, both are again included in the second match.
On Tuesday, a lackluster batting performance by Shayne Moseley’s team resulted in a total of 170 all out in 45.3 overs, prompting the selectors to adjust the winning target for Kraigg Brathwaite’s X1 to 230, which they achieved by three wickets with 13 balls remaining.
All told, four trial matches are scheduled with the others on October 23 at St. Catherine Club, Bayfield and October 29 at Pickwick Club, Foursquare Oval - both in the south eastern parish of St. Philip.
The trials are in preparation for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Super50 Cup Championship, slated for Trinidad & Tobago and St. Kitts from November 6 to December 1 with the former also hosting the semi-finals and Final.
Teams for the second trial match:
Jonathan Carter (captain), Shayne Moseley, Leniko Boucher, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Roshon Primus, Tevyn Walcott, Dominic Drakes, Chemar Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kevin Stoute, Jameel Stuart, Joshua Bishop, Akeem Jordan, Kenroy Williams, Damario Goodman.
Shamarh Brooks (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kjorn Ottley, Zachary McCaskie, Jonathan Drakes, Shian Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers, Tion Webster, Shane Dowrich, Keon Harding, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Camarie Boyce, Chaim Holder, Shamar Springer, Pius Emilien.
Start: 9:30 a.m.