Hetmyer to lead Young Windies at World Cup

Guyana left-hander Shimron Hetmyer has been appointed captain of the West Indies Under-19 squad which will do battle in the ICC Youth World Cup starting next month in Bangladesh.

Hetmyer, who has played six first-class matches for Guyana Jaguars, is one of two players in the squad with first-class experience — the other being Leeward Islands Hurricanes fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.

Selection chief Clive Lloyd said he was confident the squad would do the Caribbean proud among international opposition.

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“We have put together a group of players we believe will perform for the West Indies,” the legendary former West Indies captain said.

Hetymer, a free-scoring top-order batsman, will be making his second appearance in the Under-19 World Cup after also campaigning in the 2014 tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to the start of the Under-19 World Cup, the Young Windies will take on Bangladesh in a three-match 50-over series in Dhaka which will form part of their preparation.

The Under-19 World Cup runs from January 22 to February 14.

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