World Cup 2007 February 13, 2007

Few surprises in Bermuda squad



David Hemp will be one of the key batsmen for Bermuda © ICC

Bermuda's 15-man squad for the World Cup was along expected lines, as they retained all but one of the players that contested the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) competition earlier this month - Oliver Pitcher, a batsman who missed the WCL because of injury, has been included ahead of Arthur Pitcher Jr.

Most of the players virtually picked themselves and have occupied spots in the team ever since Bermuda gained a place in World Cup two years ago. Irvine Romaine will captain the side with wicketkeeper-batsman Dean Minors as his deputy.

There is also room in the squad for left-handed batsman David Hemp. Born in Bermuda, the 36-year-old Hemp is currently the captain of Glamorgan. The squad also includes South Africa-born allrounder Saleem Mukuddem, and 17-year-old allrounder Malachi Jones, whose selection will make him one of the youngest players to appear in the tournament.

Bermuda are making their first appearance at the World Cup and have been slotted in Group B, where they face Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh. The Bermudians play warm-up matches against England and Zimbabwe in St Vincent on March 5 and 8.

Squad
Irving Romaine (capt), Dean Minors (wk), Delyone Borden, Lionel Cann, David Hemp, Kevin Hurdle, Malachi Jones, Stefan Kelly, Dwayne Leverock, Saleem Mukuddem, Steven Outerbridge, Oliver Pitcher, Clay Smith, Janeiro Tucker, Kwame Tucker.