West Indies A name squad for Bangladesh opener
West Indies have named a largely untested 12-man A side to face Bangladesh in a three-day warm-up game in Barbados starting July 3. The squad includes only three players with international experience - the captain Sewnarine Chattergoon, Kemar Roach and Lendl Simmons, who was not included for the ODIs against India despite a good showing in the ICC World Twenty20.
Fast bowler Nelon Pascal was with the West Indies squad on the tour to England but only played in warm-up matches. Young Andre Creary, of Jamaica, has yet to play a first-class match but has found a place to face Bangladesh.
The selection of the rest of the squad is down to solid first-class performances this season. Adrian Barath was the fourth highest run-scorer with 845 at 44. 47, Combined Campuses & Colleges' Omar Phillips scored 601 at 33.38, including a double-century and Kieran Powell made 567 at 37.80 for Leeward Islands.
The CCC offspinner Ryan Austin topped the wickets tally with 60 at 24.06 and legspinner Gavin Wallace had 31 at 16.96 for winners Jamaica. Devon Thomas, the wicketkeeper, had 30 dismissals to go with 376 runs.
Bangladesh will play two Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international.
West Indies A: Sewnarine Chattergoon (capt), Ryan Austin, Adrian Barath, Andre Creary, Kevin McClean, Nelon Pascal, Omar Phillips, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Lendl Simmons, Devon Thomas, Gavin Wallace.