– Kieran Powell set to make return to cricket
By Akeem Greene
It will be a clash of the top ranked and bottom rank teams, when Guyana Jaguars play the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their ninth round match of the WICB/ Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day Tournament at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua.
Jaguars currently have 125 points and sit comfortable at the top of the table, 19 points more than second place Barbados Pride while the Hurricanes lie in the cellar position on 39 points.
The last time these two sides met, the Jaguars got the better of Leewards when they defeated them by innings and 35 runs. There Vishaul Singh helped himself to a 150 while left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie stared with ball in hand.
Captain Leon Johnson has been a real star performer with the bat and by all accounts a West Indies recall looks eminent but Johnson will want to continue his good form and register another good score.
Singh, who is leading run-scorer to date with 633 runs, will want add to his tally in the two remaining matches.
Even without Motie, their leading wicket taker in this season, and the possibilities lie, he might not make the final eleven; the Jaguars still has an extremely potent bowling composition, with West Indies spinners Devendra Bishoo and Veerasammmy Permaul.
Jaguars squad: Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rajendra Chandrika, Leon Johnson (Captain), Vishaul Singh (V/Captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Anthony Bramble (Wicketkeeper), Christopher Barnwell, Veerasammy Permaul, Gudakesh Motie, Devendra Bishoo, Keon Joseph, Ronsford Beaton, Esuan Crandon (Head Coach), Rayon Griffith (Assistant Coach/Manager) Beverley Nelson (Physiotherapist).
Hurricanes squad: Nkrumah Bonner (Captain), Orlando Peters (Vice Captain), Keacy Carty, Rahkeem Cornwall, Daron Cruickshank, Colin Hamer, Jahmar Hamilton (Wicketkeeper), Montcin Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Jeremiah Louis, Kieran Powell, Jacques Taylor, Gavin Tonge.
The other matches will see Windward Islands Volcanoes play Jamaica Scorpions at Arnos Vale Cricket Ground and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force play Barbados Pride at the National Cricket Centre. Match begins at 10:00hrs.