Windies T20 captain to lead CCC Marooners

By October 01, 2018
Carlos Brathwaite Carlos Brathwaite

Windies T20 skipper, Carlos Brathwaite, will not be with his Barbados Pride in this season’s edition of the Cricket West Indies Super50 competition. 

The all-rounder has been asked, instead, to guide the progress of the Combined Colleges and Campuses Marooners.

The team is filled out by a number of players who have been there and thereabouts, producing good performances from time to time.

Players like Kyle Corbin, Nicholas Sookdeosingh and Amir Jangoo are expected to take leading roles, along with the likes of Yannick and Kjorn Ottley.

However, there still is a fair bit of inexperience in the squad with players like Jermaine Levy, Jonathan Drakes, Linton Buchanan, Nicholas Kirton and Ojay Shields yet to make names for themselves.

The Marooners will open their campaign at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus in Barbados against the Jamaica Scorpions, as part of a Zone B double header on Thursday.

In the other game on the day from Group B, Barbados and the Leeward Islands will square off at the Kensington Oval, while the United States, the other team in the group will remain idle.

The Scorpions will be lead by, once again, by veteran spinner, Nikita Miller.

He will be supported by Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, and Rovman Powell.

The Scorpions are potentially a very powerful side when the inclusion of Fabian Allen, the returning Nkrumah Bonner, pace bowlers Oshane Thomas and Jerome Taylor, as well as spinner Christopher Lamont, who showed himself to be a dangerous customer in the Hero Caribbean Premier League when he got a game for the St Lucia Stars.

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