Confident Scorpions leave for WICB Super50

first_imgA confident Jamaica Scorpions squad left the island yesterday to compete in the WICB Super50 tournament.”This is one of our better teams in years, and, as such, I am really looking forward to us going there and representing ourselves,” said captain Nikita Miller.”It’s a lovely balance with several players having West Indies experience.”The Robert Samuels coached-unit, which numbers 14, is without top batsmen Chris Gayle, due to injury, and Marlon Samuels, who has been drafted by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes.However, in fast bowler Jerome Taylor, batsman Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton, they have players who have played at the highest level for the West Indies.”I like our chances, as, although we have been drawn in a fairly competitive zone, I believe we have the players to pull us through,” said Samuels.The Scorpions are due to participate in Zone B of the tournament. The zone will be contested in Barbados and also features last year’s beaten finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses Marooners and guest team, ICC Americas.Jamaica will open their campaign on Tuesday against the Marooners at 3 W’s Oval, Cave Hill Campus.Jamaica Scorpions: Nikita Miller (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Gavon Brown, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, Rovman Powell, Damani Sewell, Jerome Taylor, Steven Taylor, Devon Thomas, Chadwick Walton. Robert Samuels is head coach.last_img read more

Arsenal v Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups – Holding and Chambers start!

first_img1 Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal and Liverpool face off on Sunday afternoon looking to get their Premier League seasons off to the perfect start.Both sides believe they can realistically challenge for the league title this term, but a win is a must to ensure these hopes edge closer to reality.The results of both clubs in pre-season have been largely positive – with Liverpool’s thrashing of Barcelona and the Gunners overcoming Manchester City standouts – but both managers have injury problems to deal with for this opening clash.Arsene Wenger is without three of his first-choice centre-backs, meaning he has named Rob Holding and Calum Chambers in the starting line-up this afternoon, whilst Olivier Giroud’s lack of pre-season training sees Alexis Sanchez start upfront.For Liverpool, both Daniel Sturridge and James Milner are out through injury, although Jurgen Klopp has been able to hand debuts to Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Ragnar Klavan.Confirmed team news:Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Chambers, Monreal, Elneny, Coquelin, Walcott, Ramsey, Iwobi, SanchezSubstitutes: Gibbs, Wilshere, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Xhaka, AkpomLiverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno, Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, CoutinhoSubstitutes: Manninger, Grujic, Can, Origi, Matip, Stewart, Alexander-Arnoldlast_img read more