Jamaica Scorpions make three changes for Volcanoes encounter

By January 14, 2019
Brandon King comes in to replace Rovmon Powell in the Jamaica Scorpions squad. Brandon King comes in to replace Rovmon Powell in the Jamaica Scorpions squad.

The winless Jamaica Scorpions have made three changes to their squad that departed the island on Monday for Grenada where they play the Windward Island Volcanoes starting January 17 in the next round of the West Indies Championships.

The Paul Palmer-led side went down by 157 runs to the TT Red Force on Sunday after two poor batting displays before their home fans.

The news does not get better, however, as experienced batsman Rovmon Powell will miss the game because of a groin injury and will be assessed in the coming days. He has been replaced by Brandon King.

Meanwhile, Nikita Miller and Oshane Thomas have been rested and will be replaced by medium pacer Derval Green and former Windies pace bowler Jerome Taylor.

“We’ve lost the experienced Miller but Taylor comes with a wealth of that too,” said Captain Paul Palmer. “King will certainly strengthen our batting and we have Derval Green back from injury. So, we’re not losing out in any department. It’s just for us to apply ourselves and execute a winning plan.”

Meanwhile, medium-pacer Derval Green is happy to be injury-free and back in the Scorpions setup. “My recovery has been good,” he said.

“I thank the physiotherapists and doctors for their work. I’m always honoured to represent my country so I look forward to making this trip count. I always have a hunger to do well so, I will give my absolute best and hope to remain injury-free.”

 

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