Jamaica Scorpions assistant coach Andrew Richardson believes that though largely inexperienced at the moment, the team has what it takes to surprise three-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars in Guyana in the opening round of the Digicel Regional Four-day Championship, beginning on Thursday. Jamaica, who finished fourth last season after leading at the mid-way mark of the 10-round tournament, are without regular captain Nikita Miller, who is out injured, as well as wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, batsmen John Campbell and AndrÈ McCarthy, and fast bowlers Reynard Leveridge and Oshane Thomas. The big-hitting Walton, recently departed for the Bangladesh Premier League, while Campbell, McCarthy, Leveridge, and Thomas are with the West Indies “A” team, who are currently facing Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series in Trelawny and Kingston. “The squad that has been selected is young but has enough quality to come away with a positive result,” said Richardson, who, along with head coach Robert Samuels and team, departed the country yesterday. “Our batting will be led by our new overseas player West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin, who played key roles for Guyana in their victories over the past three seasons, and include rising players such as Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Paul Palmer, and Trevon Griffiths. “Meanwhile, as it relates to our bowling, we have Jason Dawes, who has represented the West Indies “A” before leading our pace attack, and left-arm wrist spinner Dennis Bulli and off-spinner Damani Sewell, our spin department.” Jamaica Scorpions squad -Trevon Griffith, Garth Garvey, Paul Palmer, Brandon King, Assad Fudadin, Fabian Allen, Dennis Bulli, Damani Sewell, Romaine Morris, Jason Dawes, Keno Wallace, Derval Green, and Paul Harrison.
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