GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia – West Indies assistant coach Toby Radford spoke to CWI Media ahead of the first contest of the three-match Sandals Twenty20 International Series. The match will be played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground on Tuesday. First ball is 4pm (3pm Jamaica Time/8pm GMT).
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This is the third phase of the tour. West Indies won the Test Series 2-1 to capture the prestigious Wisden Trophy while the five-match Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series ended 2-1, with one match being rained out.
The two teams have met 15 times in T20 Internationals. The Windies have won 11 times – the most famous result was the victory at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in April, 2016 to win the ICC World T20 trophy for the second time.
Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score between the two teams – his memorable 100 not out off 48 balls at the Wankhede in Mumbai during ICC WorlldT20 2016 tournament. Krishmar Santokie, the left-arm seamer, has the best bowling by a West Indian against England – his 4-21 came at Kensington Oval in 2014.
FULL SQUAD (with jersey numbers)
Jason Holder (Captain) – 8
Fabian Allen 97
Devendra Bishoo – 70
Carlos Brathwaite – 26
Darren Bravo – 46
John Campbell – 32
Sheldon Cottrell – 19
Chris Gayle – 45
Shimron Hetmyer – 2
Shai Hope – 4
Ashley Nurse – 5
Nicholas Pooran – 29
Oshane Thomas – 42
1st Sandals Twenty20 International
Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Tuesday, March 5
2nd Sandals Twenty20 International
Warner Park – Friday, March 8
3rd Sandals Twenty20 International
Warner Park – Sunday, March 10
Tickets for the matches are on sale at the main ticket booths at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground and the Warner Park. Also available online http://www.windiescricket.com via the “BuyTickets” button. Local fans can also benefit from a discount when they present their local ID.