Coach of the Guyana Women team Andre Percival believes that his batters need to show more application in order to put enough runs on the board for their strong bowling attack to defend, when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Women’s T20 tournament bowls off today, with three matches at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
Guyana will battle Leeward Islands under lights from 19:00hrs, and Percival, who represented Guyana in 31 first-class matches, feels that there is enough talent and ability within the squad.
To this end, Percival is calling on his experienced players, especially his batters to step up to provide the needed runs in order for the bowlers to have sufficient totals to defend.
“Over the years our batting has been the concern, and I’m stressing on the batters again to put good runs on the board because we have a good bowling unit but we just need to get the runs and defend,” the 41-year-old pointed out.
Meanwhile, Percival, a former national all-rounder feels Guyana have the experience to adopt to the T20 format, despite the limited on-field action during the Super50 tournament.
“We had only two games during the 50 overs tournament. Those games were reduced to 20 overs, but we have a lot of experienced players, it’s just to have them up their game a little more over the next few days.
“I think we have the all-round strength in the team so we expect anyone to deliver for us,” he concluded.
In the other two matches scheduled for today Barbados will play Trinidad and Tobago from 09:00hrs while Jamaica will clash with Windward Islands from 14:00hrs.
GUYANA: Melaine Henry, Latoya Smith, Shemaine Campbelle, Kavita Yadram, Shakiba Gajnabi, Heema Singh, Tremayne Smartt (C), Akaze Thompson (VC), Plaffiana Millington, Subrina Munroe, Erva Giddings, Mandy Mangru, Lashuna Toussaint, and Kaysia Shultz. The manager is Carol Nurse and the coach is Andre Percival.
LEEWARD ISLANDS: Shawnisha Hector (capt.), Saneldo Willett (v-capt.), Amanda Edwards, Jenisen Richards, Terez Barker, Eldora Sylvester, Sherma Jackson, Grace Persaud, Melicia Clarke, Jasmine Clarke, Davanna Claxton, Rozel Liburd, Kimberly Dookhan, and Kerisha Powell. The manager is Kattian Baltimore and the coach is Percy Daniel.
(Taken from Guyana Chronicle)