Carlos Brathwaite was named West Indies Twenty20 captain for the two Twenty20 matches against India in Florida (United States) later this month. West Indies squad is as follows:
1. Carlos Brathwaite. 2. Andre Fletcher 3. Chris Gayle 4. Dwayne Bravo 5. Erin Lewis 6. Jason Holder 7. Johnson Charles 8. Kieron Pollard 9. Lendl Simmons 10. Marlon Samuels 11. Samuel Badree 12. Sunil Narine 13. Andre Russell
JAMAICA TALLAWAHS WINS T20 CPL 2016
The Jamaica Tallawahs defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors to win the CPL T20 2016 Tournament. Guyana Amazon Warriors batted first and scored 93 runs from 16.1 overs. Sohail Janvir scored 42 runs from 37 balls. For the Tallawahs, Imad took 3 wickets for 21 runs and Shakibal took 2 for 25.
Captain Chris Gayle scored 54 runs off 27 balls and Chadwick Walton 25 from 36 balls to give the Tallawahs 79 runs for the first wicket. The Yendeda T 95 for 1 after 12.5 overs.
POINTS TABLE FOR CPL T20, 2016
Jamaica Tallawahs:14 points
Guyana Amazon Warriors: 13 points
St. Lucia Zouks: 12 points
Trinbago Knight Riders: 10 points
Barbados Tridents: 7 points
St. Kitts Nevis Patriots: 4 points
MOST RUNS IN CPL 2016
Chris Lynn [Guyana Amazon Warriors 454 runs]
MOST WICKETS IN CPL 2016
Dwayne Bravo [Trinbago Knight Riders 21 wickets]
WEST INDIES NEEDS A BALANCED TEST SQUAD
With Roston Chase coming into action for the West Indies and Jermaine Blackwood trying to adopt the correct technique for a middle order batsman, it is evident that the West Indies should have a stable batting. Brathwaite should be in all the formats of the game. Test cricket must be key for him and not only Twenty20 and West Indies selectors must not see Brathwaite only as a Twenty20 player.
Kraigg Brathwaite should not be bowling in Test cricket. The specialist bowlers chosen must carry the responsibilities of bowling out the opposition and another specialist spinner is needed to support Chase. It is disapointing that Devendra Bishoo failed to capitalize on another opportunity. Bowling is key in winning Test matches and the bowlers selected must be used according to the state of the game. The short comings of batsmen must be identified and steps taken to improve their performance. Head coach for the West Indies Phil Simmons has some major work to do with pacer Shannon Gabriel.