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Saint Lucia and Windward Islands all rounder Tarrick Gabriel is named in a 17 member West Indies U-19 squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday to face Bangladesh Under 19 in a seven match One Day Series to be played in Guyana in October.

Gabriel was the top all-rounder in the just concluded regional U-19 ODI tournament, scoring 232 runs (38.67 average) and taking 5 wickets are 15.4 runs per wicket.

Leading run scorer, Trinidadian Jeremy Solozano and chief wicket-taker Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai are the other leading names in the 17 man squad. Also in the squad is Grenadian and Windward Island pacer Preston McSween who took the most wickets in the 50 Over version of the regional tournament.

The squad consists of six players from Jamaica who won the Regional Under 19 titles this year, claiming both the 3 Day and 50 Over trophies.

The regional junior side will take on the Bangladeshis at three venues – the Guyana National Stadium, Bourda and Everest.

West Indies Under 19 Squad: Fabian Allen, Jofra Archer,  Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Bryan Charles,  Tristan Coleman,  Taryck Gabriel,  Shimron Hetmyre, Jerome Jones, Ray Jordan, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Ramaal Lewis, Leroy Lug, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Gudakesh Moti-Kanhai and Jeremy Solozano.

Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper/batsman Nicholas Pooran was not considered for selection as he will be with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team participating in the Champions League. Should he become available following the Champions League he will join the West Indies Under 19 squad.

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