Ganga To Play in First ODI
Thu, Nov 28, '02
Trinidadian captain and opener Daren Ganga gets a chance to make
his claims to a World Cup berth when the West Indies open their
Bangladesh tour tomorrow. Ganga, along with allrounder Mahendra
Nagamotoo, has been named in the final eleven for the first ODI in
Chittagong led by Ridley Jacobs.
Ganga comes in as Shivnarine Chanderpaul is forced out of the ODI series due to split webbing incurred in the final against India last week. It is not known whether the batting will be shuffled to accomodate Ganga at the top of the order or if the 22 year old will play lower in the order.
The West Indies are scheduled to play three ODIs and two Tests
against the ICC's newest member. Bangladesh have a poor record so
far but as the West Indies learned from Kenya in the 1996 World
Cup, underdogs must not be underestimated.
Pedro Collins is being rested due to a back strain and is not named in the final XI.
Ridley Jacobs (captain)