Yadram focused on making Windies U-19

Opening batsman, Bhaskar Yadram is focused on being selected on the West Indies Under-19 team to compete in next month’s Regional Super50 tournament.

Yadram is among a 20-member preliminary squad which will undergo training from December 9-20 in Grenada, and will also receive physical assessment along with life skills sessions and mental preparation.

The other Guyanese selected for the 20-man camp is Joshua Persaud.

The national youth player divulged that he has achieved his first goal of making the training camp and is now focused on being selected in the final squad.

“I have been working hard for a really long time and I set my mind to making the training squad after I represented Guyana at that level. Knowing that I am in the West Indies training squad and I have a chance of making the final squad makes me happy,” said the 17-year-old.

The former Bladen Hall Multilateral School student said playing among the region’s best players will be another major step in his career if he makes the final squad.

“Well honestly I want to concentrate on making the final squad, I want to play and perform, and I want to make everyone happy and proud, especially those people who have been working hard with me. I want to show people the hard work they invested in me did not go to waste,” said the Enterprise resident.

The Under-19s will do battle in Group A of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.

Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force,along with Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes and visiting English County, Kent Spitfires, have also been installed in Group A.

Group B, meanwhile, comprises last year losing finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas.

The tournament will serve as part of the build-up for the Under-19s as they ready themselves for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup title captured earlier this year in Bangladesh.

A management team, led by head coach Graeme West and comprising Dwain Gill, Anthony Gray, Khevyn Williams and Zephyrinus Nicholas, will oversee the camp.

SQUAD – Keagan Simmonds, Kirstan Kallicharan, Cephas Cooper, Navin Bidaisee, Matthew Patrick, Te-Shawn Alleyne, Johann Jeremiah, Emmanuel Stewart, Johnnel Eugene, Daneal Dupigny, Alick Athanaze, Jerellius Louis, Javier Spence, Kian Pemberton, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram, Jeavor Royal.

(Taken from Guyana Chronicle)