Offie Sunil Narine in Dwayne Bravo captained West Indies A

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 01, 2011 06:10 hrs

St. John's (Antigua) Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) Off-spinner Sunil Narine has been included in the West Indies A team, recognising his potential and his impressive bowling in recent weeks for Trinidad & Tobago.

The off-spinner is in the 13-member squad, captained by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, to play Bangladesh-A in a home series starting Saturday in Antigua. The team has seven players with international experience and five from the West Indies High Performance Centre.

The 23-year-old Narine has appeared in only two first-class matches for the Red Force, but has been impressive in the shorter formats of the game.

He captured the Curtly Ambrose Trophy for being the most successful bowler in the just completed Regional Super50 tournament in Guyana.

Narine finished with 15 wickets at 11.86 from five matches, including a career-best of six for 48 against the Leeward Islands.

He also grabbed 10 wickets at 10.50 apiece to top the bowling averages for T&T in the Champions League Twenty20 last month in India.

The squad:

Dwayne Bravo (captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Rajendra Chandrika, Kyle Corbin, Shannon Gabriel, Danza Hyatt, Sunil Narine, Nelon Pascal, Veerasammy Permaul, Andre Russell, Devon Thomas.

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