A strong Red Force team will compete in the NAGICO Super50 tournament which bowls off on January 15 with matches at the Queen’s Park Oval and National Cricket Centre.

The Red Force has been boosted by the return of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul as well as brothers Dwayne and Darren Bravo.
Batsmen Nicholas Sookdeosingh and Jeremy Solozano are the newcomers to the team.

Red Force captain, Rayad Emrit expressed his delight about the return of the international players for the tournament and believes the team will thrive as a result.

“I am really happy to have those five guys in the team for the NAGICO Super50. Any captain would be pleased to have players of their calibre in their team” said Emrit.

He continued, “The five of them bring a wealth of experience and they will be able to work with the younger players in the team. We have not had the best of starts in the Four-Day tournament but I think we can get it right with these experienced guys in the team and take that momentum into the second half of the season.”

With Pollard, Narine, Rampaul and the Bravo brothers back in the team, the Red Force captain felt that they are now favourites to win the tournament.

“I think we are one of the best teams on paper. With the other teams missing some of their West Indian players I think we are favourites to win the NAGICO Super50 tournament. We just need to go out there are execute,” Emrit stated.

The Red Force is in a tricky group consisting of the Leeward Islands, Jamaica and the West Indies Under-19 team. However, Emrit is confident that the new additions to the team will ensure the Red Force advance from the group.

“Nicholas Sookdeosingh scored the only century in our trial matches and is in really good form. He has opened with Evin Lewis at the club level successfully for some time now. They are accustom batting with each other and I expect them to be a formidable pair. Jeremy Solozano has been quietly establishing himself in the national setup.

He and Nicholas strengthens the batting and it really puts us in a strong position to advance from the group,” Emrit revealed.
The Red Force captain felt that strong performances from the batsmen will ensure a successful NAGICO Super50 tournament.

“One we do the basics right we can win the tournament. We have a team of very exciting players and our batting has normally been the area that fails us. Once our batsmen put runs on
the board we will win this tournament because we have the bowling to defend run,” said the all-rounder.

Trinidad and Tobago:
Rayad Emrit (Captain)
Evin Lewis
Nicholas Sookdeosingh
Jeremy Solozano
Darren Bravo
Jason Mohammed
Dwayne Bravo
Kieron Pollard
Nicholas Pooran
Kevon Cooper
Sunil Narine
Ravi Rampaul,
Akeal Hosein
Imran Khan
Gus Logie (Coach), Manohar Ramsaran (Manager)
Reserves: Derone Davis, Bryan Charles, Yannick Ottley, Stephen Katwaroo, Marlon Richards.


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