West India A in India 2013-14 August 27, 2013

Kieran Powell named West Indies A limited-overs captain

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Kieran Powell takes over from Kirk Edwards as captain of the West Indies A one-day team, for the tour of India in September. Edwards will continue to lead the team in the first-class format on the tour.

Powell, the opening batsman who has played 15 Tests and 19 ODIs, is making his way back from injury. He had to sit out the Champions Trophy and the home series against Pakistan, before making a return to international cricket in the recently-concluded Caribbean Premier League.

Powell said he was up for the challenges the tour would provide: "I played in India before and it's a great place for cricket with the crowds, the atmosphere and the level of competition. We anticipate a good, competitive series. I'm eager and confident as we prepare for the tour and I know all the other players are as well."

West Indies A's previous series was at home, against Sri Lanka A in June, when they drew the unofficial Tests and won in both limited-overs formats. Edwards had led the team in the four-day and 50-over matches in that series. Edwards said he was confident the side could do as well in the India series: "As one of the most experienced members of the squad, I know I will have a very important leadership role to perform on and off the field. We played well against Sri Lanka A earlier this year and we expect to do very well against India A as well."

India and West Indies A teams had previously met last summer, when India toured the Caribbean. Then, the hosts won the unofficial Tests and the limited-overs series finished all square. Now, West Indies will play one T20 and three ODIs, followed by the first-class games, in India.

First-class squad: Kirk Edwards (capt), Kieran Powell (vice-capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Jahmar Hamilton, Delorn Johnson, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Veerasammy Permaul, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton

Limited-overs squad: Kieran Powell (capt), Veerasammy Permaul (vice-capt), Ronsford Beaton, Nkrumah Bonner, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas

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  • Michael on August 30, 2013, 11:51 GMT

    @Anthony James !! There is a tour to NZ coming up...it is only obvious that he will be on it.

  • Mark on August 27, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    From a West Indies point of view, it is a shame that this 'A' tour is on at the same time as the Champions League T20 competition as it will deprive West Indies 'A' of players like Simmons, Jason Holder, Darren Bravo, Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Shannon Gabriel and Kevon Cooper. Ahead of the big tour of New Zealand in December, it would have been beneficial to pick a stronger side for the 'tests' ahead of this tour as, by the time December comes around, none of the senior West Indian players (bar Chanderpaul who is currently playing in England) will have played any red-ball / first class cricket since February / March time. Kieron Powell & Shillingford going is good but I'd have like to have seen the likes of Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Denesh Ramdin play these 'tests' so West Indies aren't 'caught cold' in NZ. I'm looking forward to seeing how Sheldon Cotterell gets on in India - he is a cracking bowler and a great prospect for the future.

  • Dummy4 on August 27, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    West Indies A is playing all the tour games in Karnataka ( Shimoga (one days and T20), Mysore, Hubli and Bangalore (tests)). Are they palying India A or only Karnataka team?

  • Dummy4 on August 27, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    what happened to santokie here? Can any of these guys bowl a better 10 overs than Santokie? No room for guile,art,skill,trickery,deadly dipping yorkers and brain in wi cricket,only brawn. Pretty sad!

  • o on August 27, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    Good to see the young pacers Cotterll Beaton an Cummins but I feel Johnson should be given W.I squad call up after his Inida A series instead of Holder who i feel should be here and not in the 11 yet. Also nice to see Carter in the squads I think he has great promise with bat good technique and power but why they have Walton in first class but not limited overs ? he's one of most explosive players there. Also no Adrian Barath ? surely he has more chance of getting back into W.I 11 than Edwards he's still in his early 20's a guy that got a ton on debut v Australia in Australia at 17 has he been abandoned by WICB . . .

  • Carl on August 27, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    Great to see Miguel Cummins rewarded for his fantastic season's work - a genuine quickie who takes wickets, certainly one to watch for the future. Delorn Johnson, the tall left arm pacer who troubled the India 'A' batsmen when they toured the region last year, should have already been given his chance to represent the full side ahead of Fidel Edwards and Ravi Rampaul - who should be forgotten, but it is heartening to see his name on the list, clearly he remains in their considerations. Fellow left armer Sheldon Cotterell is another who shows promise, so he too is a welcome addition. Even the pacy youngster Beaton is in the shortened format squad, which again, is encouraging. Between Cummins, Johnson, Holder, Cotterell and Beaton, the West Indies have a group of young quicks that could well develop into a fine pack of bowlers to support Roachy and Best - the future looks a little brighter with these guys on the horizon.

  • Kemar on August 27, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    WIBS - Still don't have a clue to what they're doing. Aimless methods of selection. Why is Kirk Edwards in the Limited Overs squad? Why isn't Andre Russell in the First Class squad? (this is how they ruin players, marginalising them to one format, one type of role) Why isn't Delorn Johnson & Chadwick Walton in the Limited Overs squad? Are they not going by recent performance in the LCPLT20? Beaton in and Barnwell out? So many spinners in both squads but no place for Odean Brown in FC squad? - No

  • Dummy4 on August 27, 2013, 7:57 GMT

    that is the step towards the right direction by the selection commitee

  • Sriram on August 27, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    Good to see more India A tours, but disappointed that they haven't played in England for a very long time. With India due next year for 5 tests in England would have been wonderful for some youngsters especially bowling unit to get some overs in England. Nevertheless there seems to be some sensible head in BCCI offlate who is responsible for these A, 19, 23 tours. If there is one challenge for Dhoni (which is also India's for a very long time) is to win a series in SA and Aus. Dravid did beat Vaughn and co 1-0, but that is long forgotten. Dhoni did square SA 1-1 last time but that too is gone. What is fresh in everyones head is the 8-0. While no one expects a massive turnaround, another loss or draw will only let critics tounge wagging!!

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