Former Windies bat Xavier Marshall to make Super 50 debut for USA
Long-discarded West Indies batsman, Xavier Marshall, looks set to make his debut for the United States in the West Indies Regional Super50 competition set for January 31. Marshall was named in a 14-man squad selected for the competition.
The talented 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests for the West Indies between 2005 and 2009 but never really demonstrated the immense potential many saw in him.
He played 24 ODIs, averaging 17.85, and six T20Is for the West Indies after making his international debut against Australia in January 2005. His best ODI score came against Canada in 2008 when he scored 157 not out that included 12 sixes, which at the time was a record for most sixes in an ODI.
Marshall played first-class cricket for Jamaica until 2013 when he migrated to the United States and settled in New York.
He joins a growing line of former West Indies players who have gone on to represent the United States like Faoud Bacchus, Adam Sanford, Neil McGarrell and Jermaine Lawson.