Trinidad & Tobago offspinner speaks out September 25, 2007

Jaggernauth waiting for a call

Cricinfo staff



Amit Jaggernauth: 'I will keep working on my game and keep doing what I do and leave the decision to those in authority' © Getty Images
Trinidad and Tobago offspinner Amit Jaggernauth, last season's leading wicket-taker in the Carib Beer Series, expressed his disappointment after being overlooked by the West Indies selectors for the regional squad.

Jaggernauth has been one of the main match-winners in the T&T team in recent years but has not managed to catch the eyes of the Windies selectors, who continue to depend on a four-pronged pace attack.

"It is rather disappointing not making it in a West Indies team after performing consistently for the past three years," 23-year-old Jaggernauth told the Express on Saturday during the Trinidad and Tobago trial match at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain. "But I will keep working on my game and keep doing what I do and leave the decision to those in authority."

The right-arm offspinner took 30 wickets in the 2007 regional four-day competition; 17 in four games last year; 33 in 2005; and 30 in 2004 and said he would keep up his performances and try to continue to be consistent in the upcoming season.

Jaggernauth, who plays his club cricket for CLICO Preysal, spent two seasons playing in England for Lewes Priory in the Sussex League Premier Division, where he took 22 wickets in eight games and scored 269 runs with one half-century and one century. That was not enough, though, to keep the club from being demoted this season.

"I played with them last year when they were promoted. It was not a bad experience...I just did not enjoy losing (this time around)," he said.

Jaggernauth will be in action in the T&T trial games which continue next week as the national team step up their preparation for the regional tournaments.

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