Williams dreams of making Windies team

Former Barbados One-Day captain Kenroy Williams is confident that at age 30 he can still fulfill his dream of making the West Indies senior team.

The Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) Cricketer Of The Year told Barbados TODAY he had represented Barbados well over the years and the only thing on his agenda now was to wear West Indies’ maroon.

“It is always a great privilege to be named BCA’s Cricketer Of The Year and I have represented Barbados well but obviously my ultimate goal is to represent West Indies. The way things are now you play your best cricket between age twenty-eight and probably thirty-four so I still think I have a good chance,” he said.

Williams used former Australia left-handed batsman Michael Hussey and current Australian cricketers like Brad Haddin and Chris Rogers who are over the age of 35 and still actively playing the game as his motivation. Even West Indies left handed batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, he added, was playing Test cricket at the age of 40.

“I am known around the scene already so it is just a matter to string in some good performances and what will be will be. I use Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin as examples because obviously those guys started their international careers late,” Williams explained.

The seasoned Barbadian cricketer added that his preference would be to play Test cricket but if the opportunity to play One-Day Internationals for West Indies did arrive he would be happy.

Kenroy Williams (right) training today at the Desmond Haynes Oval.
Kenroy Williams (right) training today at the Desmond Haynes Oval.

The right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler is currently in training with the Barbados team who are preparing themselves for the upcoming professional league. Williams said he intended to take full advantage of that opportunity when the time came.

“I have been working hard towards the league, it is a chance for me to do well and obviously it all starts here at training and once I put in the work here the results will follow.”

The St Catherine all-rounder said he also had his eyes set on retaining the BCA cricketer of the year trophy. So far Williams has scored over 500 runs and captured 20 wickets in the on-going BCA domestic competition.


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