West Indies Bet On Bajan Teen

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 20, 2011: Eighteen-year-old Barbadian opener, Kraigg Brathwaite, will make his test debut for the West Indies Cricket squad today.

Brathwaite has replaced left handed Grenadian opener Devon Smith as the only change in the squad for the Second Digicel Test against Pakistan at Warner Park starting this morning, May 20th.

West Indies will be looking to make it back-to-back wins over Pakistan when the two teams clash at 10 a.m. (9 a.m. Jamaica Time).

Skipper Darren Sammy said his side’s aim is to maintain the momentum they had from the 40-run victory in the First Digicel Test in Guyana.
“We’re confident. The victory was a boost in confidence for the guys. The belief in the team is improving and everybody believes that they can go out there and win against Pakistan. We celebrated our Test victory. Now we’re back at work and focusing on the second match,” the 27-year-old Sammy said.

The win in Guyana was the home team’s first Test match win in more than two years. It has now set up the possibility for the Windies to have their first series win since March 2009 when they beat England 1-0 to win the Wisden Trophy. Sammy said the overall team goal is to move up the ICC Test Match rankings table. A win in the Second Digicel Test would be a giant step forward.

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