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HEADLINE: Veteran Coach Corke says sensational Johnson ready for senior ranks 2023-09-15 17:42:06 

Veteran cricket Coach Terrence Corke says West Indies Under-19 batting standout Jordan Johnson has shown he is ready to feature in the regional first-class tournament.

Though the Windies Under-19s lost 0-1 to hosts Sri Lanka in the two-match Youth Tests, the left-handed Johnson was awarded player of the series after plundering 358 runs in three innings.

The 18-year-old Jamaican scored 149 in his single outing in the drawn first Test, followed by knocks of 52 and 157 not out as West Indies lost the second match by seven wickets in Dambulla on Thursday.

Prior to the Youth Tests, the free-scoring Johnson had scores of 18, 105, and 14 in the three-match one-day series, which Sri Lanka won 2-1.

"Jordan is the best age-group cricketer in the region, in the whole West Indies," Corke told the Jamaica Observer.

"He's such an excellent player, has all the shots in his repertoire, runs well between the wickets. He's just a fantastic young player.

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buds 2023-09-16 10:22:55 

"I think he should get a chance now, and having scored centuries in the one-day and four-day Tests, you can see that he's ready. He has all the shots and he's at his best when he's challenged. If there's no challenge, he gets bored, he gets out," he pointed out.

He surely gets bored.

JoeGrine 2023-09-16 10:42:09 

Corke is a person who is usually quite organized in his thoughts. Therefore, his words about Johnson are quite telling.

Raggs 2023-09-16 12:13:07 

Have in there to build the new generation of players which will help us to qualify for world tournaments

FanAttick 2023-09-17 01:06:41 

In reply to buds

I saw Jordan Johnson play some hook shots a couple years ago..I thought it was the reincarnation of Roy Fredericks lol

Sylobaby 2023-09-18 23:04:56 

I feel very good about the future of West Indies if the board can manage these young players . I feel we wii be a top team in the next 2-3 yrs

buds 2023-09-19 00:48:17 

In reply to FanAttick

I said he gets bored and it appears to be true. He needs a challenge and the Super 50 will serve him well. And the A tour.