Guyana suffer Deonarine injury blow
Georgetown, Guyana – Reigning champions Guyana have suffered a major blow to their chances of retaining the Caribbean Twenty20 title when ace batsman Narsingh Deonarine picked up a shoulder injury and was withdrawn from their squad.
Deonarine’s Albion club mate Sewnarine Chattergoon will take his spot in the squad but is unlikely to be a first choice option at the top of the order given the initial inclusion of Travis Dowlin and Richard Ramdeen who were used in the opening for Guyana in their forgettable Airtel Champions League campaign in South Africa in September.
While Dowlin surprisingly lost his place in Guyana’s 50 over side, Ramdeen was elevated to the position of senior opening batsman. Dowlin is expected to partner the young Ramdeen at when Guyana kick off their CT20 2011 against powerhouse Jamaica on January 10th at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds.
In that match they are likely to miss Deonarine who has a reputation of keeping the big hitting Jamaican batsmen quite with his steady and miserly off spin.
Chattergoon has been a regular in the Guyana side but lost his spot after a string of poor performances, particularly in the shortest form of the game where he has found the fast paced run scoring a challenge.