Red Force captain Jason Mohammed will lead the West Indies ‘A’ team on an upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to re-introduce A Team cricket as part of their development strategy.
The selection panel announced two “A” 14-man squads for the Four-Day and One-Day match series against Sri Lanka. The series will consist of three 4-day and three one-day matches to run from October 1 to November 1.
Mohammed who plays for Pwergen in the domestic competition, had a good run in the Nagico Super50 will take charge of the ODI outfit with his deputy being Grenadian Andre Fletcher.
Mohammed of Barrackpore is the only player from T&T on the One Day team.
However, opener Evin Lewis finds himself included on the Four-day squad which is led by Barbadian Shamarh Brooks. This team will arrive in Sri Lanka first and play three matches before the One Day squad takes over.
A Team — Four (4) Day: Rajendra Chandrika, Kieran Powell, Evin Lewis, Vishual Singh (Vice Captain), Shamarh Brooks (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Jahmar Hamilton, Damion Jacobs, Rahkeem Cornwall, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, Kemar Roach, Keon Joseph, Delorn Johnson, Reynard Leveridge.
A Team — One Day: Jason Mohammed (Captain), Rovman Powell, Andre Fletcher (Vice Captain), Kyle Hope, Chadwick Walton, Andre McCarty, Assad Fudadin, Veerasammy Permaul, Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Damion Jacobs, Delorn Johnson, Ronsford Beaton, Kesrick Williams, Kyle Mayers.
Management Team: Dwain Gill – Manager, Graeme West – Coach, Rayon Griffith – Assistant Coach, Vernon K A Williams – Physiotherapist, Dinesh Mahabir – Data Analyst, Zephyrinus Nicholas – Strength and Conditioning Trainer.
October 4 – 7 1st 4-day R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
October 11 – 14 2nd 4-day Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
October 18 – 21 3rd 4-day Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
October 24 1st One-day Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
October 27 2nd One-day Kurunegala Welegedera Cricket Stadium
October 30 3rd One-day R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium