West Indies Under-19 team at the ICC World Cup championship

West Indies Under-19 team at the ICC World Cup championship

Trinidad and Tobago’s duo on the West Indies Under-19 team at the ICC World Cup championship in Bangladesh found the going tough as did their team who were beaten in their opening match earlier this morning by England’s Under 19s.


Jyd Goolie bowled 9 overs costing 45 runs without taking a wicket and later made a boundary-less 27 runs off 58 balls while Kallicharan, at 16 years the youngest member of the West Indies 15-player squad, bowled two overs at a cost of 24 runs, then batting last was out for a duck first ball.


England who had the benefit of an opening game earlier in the week versus minnows Fiji whom they thrashed by a whopping 299 runs achieved a 61-run victory over the West Indies,


England’s fast bowlers Sam Curran and Saqib Mahmood took two and four wickets respectively to help dismiss the Caribbean region youth represetatives for 221 in Chittagong.


Curran began the defence of England’s 282 for 7 in splendid fashion, dismissing Guyanese pair Tevin Imlach and no. 3 Shimron Hetmyer, the captain, for ducks in the first over of the West Indies chase.


The other opener Vincentian Gidron Pope made 60 out of the team’s first 84 runs at a run a ball before he was dismissed in the 18th over. The only other innings of substance came from the no. 7 Guyanese Keemo Paul, who made 65 off 58 deliveries. Mahmood ran through the lower order and West Indies were all out in 43.4 overs.


England had relied on a collective performance to post 282 for 7 after winning the toss, their second successive imposing total of the tournament. Opener Dan Lawrence was impressive again, making 55, while Callum Taylor top scored with 59. Jack Burnham made 44 and George Bartlett 48, and Curran also contributed 39 off 36 balls at no. 6 before wrecking the start of the chase.


England play Zimbabwe next and West Indies Fiji on Sunday.


In the other match in the Group, Fiji Under-19 suffered another massive defeat, losing by seven wickets to Zimbabwe. This time Fiji batted first and were shot out for 81 in 27.4 overs, with only three batsmen making double-figure scores and no one getting past 20. Offspinner Wesley Madhevere began his tournament with figures of 5 for 24, while legspinner Blessing Mavuta claimed 3 for 13 in Zimbabwe’s victory which came when they got to 84 in 18.5 overs, losing three wickets in doing so.