West Indies T20 all-rounder Christopher Barnwell has been appointed skipper of the Guyana team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s NAGICO Super50 competition, starting month-end.
The 27-year-old Barnwell, who has appeared in 17 List A matches for Guyana, will lead the 14-man squad that includes West Indies batting trio Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who has been appointed vice-captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Narsingh Deonarine.
Former national Under-19 opener Robin Bacchus is the lone newcomer in the team, with fellow left-hander Trevon Griffith being the other opener in the squad.
Barnwell and Royston Crandon are the two primary all-rounders, while left-handers Leon Johnson and Assad Fudadin complete the batting department.
The bowling hinges around leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and fast bowlers Ronsford Beaton and Paul Wintz, while Anthony Bramble is the wicketkeeper.
According to a release from the Guyana Cricket Board on Thursday afternoon, the entire training squad of 26, including fast bowler Andre Stoll and all-rounder Jonathon Foo will remain encamped until January 25.
The NAGICO Super50 will run from January 30 to February 17, with all matches being hosted in Trinidad and Tobago.
The 14-man squad reads: Robin Bacchus, Trevon Griffith, Leon Johnson, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (vice-captain), Narsingh Deonarine, Christopher Barnwell (captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Anthony Bramble (w/k), Devendra Bishoo, Veerasammy Permaul, Ronsford Beaton and Paul Wintz.