Harper and Ambrose – Guyana
Former West Indies Head Coach Roger Harper and former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose are taking up coaching assignments for the Guyana franchise. Harper will be the head coach and Ambrose the assistant. Sunil Narine is the franchise player for Guyana and Mohammed Hafeez is the international star. The Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to start in July.
Desmond Haynes and Robin Singh – Barbados
Former West Indies opening batsman and assistant coach Desmond Haynes will be the head coach for the Barbados franchise and Robin Singh will be his assistant. Kieron Pollard is the franchise player and Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik the international star.
Paul Nixon and Junior Bennett – Jamaica
Paul Nixon and Junior Bennett will be coaching the Jamaica franchise as head coach and assistant respectively. Chris Gayle is the franchise player and off spinner Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan is the international star.
Andy Roberts and Matthew Maynard – St. Lucia
West Indies captain Darren Sammy is the franchise player for St. Lucia and Hers Chelle Gibbs the international star. Andy Roberts will be the head coach and Matthew Maynard his assistant.
Gordon Greenidge and David Williams – Trinidad & Tobago
West Indies One-Day International captain Dwayne Bravo will captain the Trinidad and Tobago team while New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is the international franchise player.
Sir Vivian Richards to – Antigua
Marlon Samuels is the franchise player while Ricky Ponting is the international star. Sir Vivian Richards is the head coach and Philip DeFreitas is his assistant.
Beaton and Hemraj for High Performance Centre
Fast bowler Ronsford Beaton and middle order batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj are at the High Performance Center at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus to pursue a series of academic other studies to enhance their abilities. Beaton is 20 and Hemraj is 19. Beaton has played 14 first class matches and Hemraj, three. Other players at the HPC are discarded West Indies opening batsman Adrian Griffith, Barbados opening Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell of Jamaica, all-rounder Kyle Mayers and all-rounder Raymon Reifer of Barbados.
Samuels, Roach and Rampaul Must Perform for Windies to Win
The performances of West Indies bowlers Ravi RamPaul, Marlon Samuels and Kemar Roach will be key if the West Indies is to win the champions trophy, these bowlers do very well with the ball under those conditions and the West Indies must bowl very well in order to win the Champions Trophy. West Indies batting is super strong but Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, must target certain batsmen and use a tactical approach to get these batsmen out. If West Indies bowlers do well to contain the flow of runs from their opponents, then I see them going back to the Caribbean as One-Day champions. One main factor is that the West Indies batsmen must carry on with their good starts to ensure that they get big scores. Captain Dwayne Bravo must focus on his batting and try to spend more time at the wicket.