Windies promise fans world-class T20 display

first_img Tweet 11 Views   no discussions Share West Indies all-rounder Keiron Pollard practises his batting during a training session on Thursday ahead of today’s T20 match against Zimbabwe at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium here. (Photo: SOUND, Antigua (CMC) — Confident West Indies will put their Twenty20 skills on show in the Caribbean for the first time since winning last year’s World Championship when they face lowly Zimbabwe in the opening T20 International here today.The hosts are coming off a clean sweep in the three-match One-Day series and will be fancying their chances of extending that success in the contest at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium set for 2:00 pm (1:00 pm Jamaica time).While West Indies have struggled in Tests and one-dayers, they have excelled in the game’s shortest form, and will be anxious to showcase their ability before their home crowd.“We are world champions and every time we go out to play we have to play like world champions. We have to let other teams know we mean business. This is a format we have done well in and we will look to always dominate,” West Indies captain Darren Sammy told reporters here yesterday.“We come here to play our brand of cricket — the brand which won us the World Cup for the people of the Caribbean. This is the first T20 International in the Caribbean since we won the World Cup, and this is a great opportunity for the fans to come out and watch their world champions play. We anticipate a good turn-out and we will look to win for our loyal supporters.”Since being crowned World champions last October in Sri Lanka, the Windies have triumphed in Bangladesh and Australia and will view the doubleheader as an excellent chance to extend their healthy record.West Indies will be without one of their leading players in big-hitting opener Chris Gayle who has asked to be rested, but will welcome back Sammy who missed the One-Day series after also taking a short break.Selectors have also called up fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and all-rounder Chris Barnwell for the doubleheader and Sammy backs them to perform once given the opportunity.“They have been rewarded for a very good Caribbean T20 tournament. They both played really well for their teams and took them to the finals,” Sammy explained.“They have both played at the international level before, so this won’t be altogether new for them. We will try to give everybody an opportunity. I expect to see them both play, if not in both games, at least in one game.”He added: “We will look to provide opportunities and exposure to guys who have done well as we continue to look toward the T20 World Cup in 2014. We will look to win that tournament and defend our title.“The T20 World Cup in 2012 was a perfect example of the players the selectors tried in the build-up, and we saw how well that turned out for us.”Zimbabwe, who appeared out of their depth in the ODI series, will be however, looking to spring a surprise.They boast enterprising players such as captain Brendan Taylor, the classy Vusi Sibanda and Chamu Chibhabha, but have been unable to play consistent team cricket.Sammy said, despite this, there would be no letting up by his side.“I know we have not taken Zimbabwe lightly. We will come out and play good, competitive cricket. Looking back at the One-Dayers, three disciplines fired,” he said.“We have a good combination, and we will look to improve our performances.”SQUADS: West Indies — Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Christopher Barnwell, Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons.Zimbabwe — Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Tino Mawoyo, Keegan Meth, Chris Mpofu, Natsai M’shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Malcolm Waller.Jamaicaobserver Sharing is caring!center_img NewsRegional Windies promise fans world-class T20 display by: – March 2, 2013 Share Sharelast_img read more

No. 17 UWF Finishes Regular Season at Palisades Classic

first_img Ryan Black (Photo by Ron Besser) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the final regular season tournament of 2009, the No. 17 West Florida men’s golf team tied for sixth place at the Palisades Collegiate Classic hosted by Charlotte on Tuesday.  Sophomore Kyle Scott (Edenvale, South Africa/Edenglen HS) led the way, finishing seven under par and tied for fourth place overall.Scott was seven under after the first day, and he finished the third and final round at even part to finish at 209 (68-69-72).  Freshman Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) posted the top final round with a 71 to finish tied for 10th (74-67-71=212).Freshman Rafael Rodriguez Larreta (Montevideo, Uruguay/Pocitos Day School) tied for 53rd (72-76-79=227) and freshman Carlos Rodriguez (Cali, Colombia/Austin Peay/Pendleton School) tied for 67th (75-78-78=231).  Sophomore Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) had his best round on Tuesday, carding a 75 to finish tied for 70th (80-77-75=232).Virginia Commonwealth held on to take the team title, shooting 836 (282-270-284) to defeat Louisville by seven strokes (290-267-286=843).  Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle claimed medalist honors at 16 under par (69-65-66=200).The Argonauts will head to the Gulf South Conference Championships next week on April 20-21, looking for their 10th GSC title and fourth in a row.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit RESULTS1 VCU                           282 270 284 836 -282 Louisville, U. of             290 267 286 843 -213 Marquette University          283 284 291 858 -64 Old Dominion Univ.            294 278 296 868 +45 Belmont Abbey Coll.           292 285 296 873 +9T6 West Florida, U. of          289 289 296 874 +10T6 Francis Marion U.            293 291 290 874 +10T8 Charlotte                    296 291 290 877 +13T8 Longwood University          296 295 286 877 +1310 Richmond, Univ. of           301 286 299 886 +2211 Kennesaw St. Univ.           298 292 298 888 +2412 Davidson College             296 296 301 893 +2913 Winthrop University          307 296 292 895 +3114 Nebraska, U. of              298 301 298 897 +3315 Elon University              298 306 295 899 +35T4 Kyle Scott                   68 69 72 209 -7T10 Ryan Black                  74 67 71 212 -4T53 Rafael Rodriguez Larreta    72 76 79 227 +11T67 Carlos Rodriguez            75 78 78 231 +15T70 Otto Bonning                80 77 75 232 +16Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img No. 17 UWF Finishes Regular Season at Palisades Classiclast_img read more

Coronavirus in Sport LIVE: Premier League given green light to return, UFC 249 reaction, Bundesliga build-up

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