Former U-19 pacer Joseph urges young Windies to take World Cup chances

Alzarri Joseph

Former Windies Under-19 player Alzarri Joseph has encouraged the current generation of players to take their opportunities when presented as the team prepares to defend its title at the ICC Under-19 World Cup.

Joseph played a major role for the Windies when the team claimed its first title at the 2016 edition.  In the final, it was the young fast bowler who claimed India’s first three wickets to reduce the team to 27 for 3.  The performance immediately pushed the young quick, now 21, into the limelight as he made his international debut less than six months after the claiming the title.

“It’s a good platform for our younger players to give themselves a name. So when they come back to their own respective regions they can get a chance to play some first class cricket and make a career from this game,” Joseph said.

“During the tournament, I learned that you just have to take every opportunity that you get and use it to the best of your ability to make every chance count.”

Joseph also urged the team to endeavour to retain the world title.  The Windies will bow into action when they take on New Zealand on Saturday.

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