Kirk Edwards to captain A-Team
WICB Media Release.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Kirk Edwards will captain the West Indies A-Team when they face Sri Lanka-A in the first four-day “Test”, starting next Wednesday at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
The 28-year-old Edwards led Barbados, when they won the recent Regional 4-Day title, claiming their 21st regional first-class title.
Edwards has played nine Tests and nine One-day Internationals for the senior West Indies team between 2011 and last year.
Guyana captain Veerasammy Permaul has been named his deputy.
The 23-year-old Permaul was captain of the A-Team last year, when they prevailed over India-A in the corresponding home series last year.
The left-arm spinner has appeared in two Tests and four ODIs for the senior West Indies side between last year and this year.
Jamaican Junior Bennett will be head coach for the side with Stuart Williams, the former Leeward Islands captain and West Indies opener, as his deputy.
Lockhart Sebastien, the former Windward Islands batsman and current manager of the Windwards side, will be team operations manager for the series.
WEST INDIES-A: Kirk Edwards (captain), Veerasammy Permaul (vice captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cotterell, Miguel Cummins, Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Leon Johnson, Nikita Miller, Chadwick Walton; Team management unit: Junior Bennett (head coach), Lockhart Sebastien (manager), Stuart Williams (assistant manager), Oba Gulston (physiotherapist), Dexter Augustus (video analyst)
SRI LANKA-A: Dimuth Karunarathne (captain), Angelo Perera (vice captain), Chathuranga de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Gamage, Ishan Jayaratne, Udara Jayasundera, Tharindu Kaushal, Madura Lakmal, Suranga Lakmal, Vimukthi Perera, Ashan Priyanjana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kaushal Silva, Kithruwan Withanage; Team management unit: Romesh Kaluwitharana (head coach), Jayantha Seneviratne (manager), Champaka Ramanayake (fast bowling coach), Manoj Abeywickrema (fielding coach), Ranjith Nanayakkarawasam (physiotherapist), Mario Wellawarayan (fitness trainer), Dulip Samarasekera (video analyst), Lal Thamel (massage therapist), Hashan Thilakaratne (selector)
Schedule of matches
Wed 5 to Sat 8: 1st “Test” – Warner Park, St. Kitts
Wed 12 to Sat 15: 2nd “Test” – Arnos Vale Multiplex, St. Vincent
Tue 18: 1st Twenty20 match – Arnos Vale Multiplex
Wed 19: 2nd Twenty20 match – Arnos Vale Multiplex
Sun 23: 1st One-day match – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada
Tue 25: 2nd One-day match – Grenada National Stadium
Thu 27: 3rd One-day match – Grenada National Stadium
WICB Media Release.