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Jamaica Scorpions Seeking To Sting

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The Jamaica Scorpions is on a mission to take home back the Regional Super50 trophy as they departed the island on Saturday.

Jamaica has not fared well in the competition over the past 5 years and a win of the title will give them bragging rights of securing their ninth hold on the trophy.

The Scorpions first match against the Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners at the Three Ws Oval, in Bridgetown, Barbados on January 24 should be a Scorpions’ show as they put their extraordinary young talents on display.

Spinner Damion Jacobs, who has taken 127 wickets at an average of 22.84 in 30 one day matches, is one of the many players in the squad who can turn a game in Jamaica’s favor with the flip of the ball in quick time.

Moreover, the 22-year-old in-form batsman Brandon King, who scored 194 in his last four-day match, could prove to be a stumbling for the opposition.

There is also Damani Sewell, a new kid on the block who is infused and loaded with talents as an all-rounder.

“It’s an exciting squad with a lot of aggressive players in the team and I’m looking forward to this tournament,” Captain Nikita Miller told the Jamaica Observer.

“From the top to the end, we have a lot of aggressive cricketers by nature and I believe we’ll do well,” he added.

Junior Bennett, the chairman of the selection panel and head coach Robert Samuels are also upbeat and happy about the squad selected.

“It’s a fairly balanced squad and the captain will have options there. We have three out-and-out spinners, and you have three fast bowlers plus Rovman Powell, who bowls medium pace,” Bennett told the press.

The Scorpions will play in Zone B alongside Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, ICC Americas and Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners.

The squad includes Nikita Miller (capt), John Campbell, Steven Taylor, Jermaine Blackwood, Brandon King, Andre McCarthy, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton, Devon Thomas, Damion Jacobs, Jerome Taylor, Reynard Leveridge, Gavon Brown, Damani Sewell.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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