Guyanese Shimron Hetmyer has been named as captain of the West Indies Team for the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup 2016.
According to a media release from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), the top-order batsman will play in the tournament for the second time. He was a member of the West Indies squad at the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014 in the United Arab Emirates.
He is one of two players in the squad with first-class experience along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.
Hetmyer has played six matches for Guyana Jaguars in the WICB Professional Cricket League.
Joseph made his debut for Leeward Island Hurricanes a year ago and has so far captured 17 wickets in five matches, with best figures of 7-46.
The ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 will be played in Bangladesh from January 22 to February 14.
Prior to the tournament, the Windies will face Bangladesh in a three-match 50-overs series, which will form part of their preparation camp.
Speaking on the squad, Chairman of Selectors Clive Lloyd noted: “We have put together a group of players we believe will perform for the West Indies. We see them as future Test cricketers for the West Indies and this tour is an opportunity for them to be exposed at the international level against strong opposition.”