Sarwan reports for duty
PORT OF SPAIN –– Ramnaresh Sarwan has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago and will get a workout this weekend in T&T Cricket Board three-day practice match at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva.
New T&T coach Augustine “Gus” Logie confirmed that the stylish Guyanese right-hander arrived yesterday and would take part in his first practice match with the T&T franchise.
The coach and his players will be hoping for three days of sunshine more than anything else especially after the previous practice match were affected by rain.
However Logie still feels their preparations are going according to plan.
“At the moment we are on track in terms of our technical work,” said Logie.
“The guys have been coming into the net sessions and we have the players in a programme basically from Tuesday to Thursday. The guys are looking forward to another three-day game this weekend and we have Sarwan with us also so that is a plus,” he added.
Speaking about the progress of T&T’s batting line-up which has been inconsistent in the past, the T&T coach said “all in all, all the top-order batsmen seem to be coming into some kind of form.”
“Evin [Lewis] has had two centuries so far. We have had a 90-odd from young Jeremy Solozano. We have also had a 50 from Jason Mohammed and [Steven] Katwaroo and [Nicholas] Pooran as well,” he explained.
“The top order is looking okay and we are basically looking forward to something from [Adrian] Barath,” Logie added.
“In the bowling, we had Akeal [Hosein] who got eight wickets recently, that is a plus for us and we are looking forward to Shannon Gabriel joining the team.”
Logie continued: “It [the team’s preparation] is rounding up pretty well. Players are gaining in confidence and what we are looking for at this point in time is three days of sunshine.”
Asked if the T&T players who were with the West Indies team in India were slated to join the training camp or if he had heard anything from those players, Logie said: “No. We have not.”
“I believe they have other things on their minds at present and hopefully once that is resolved, we will then move from there,” he added.