Ja Scorpions skipper hoping for change in fortune
New captain John Campbell is hoping for a change in fortune when the Jamaica Scorpions meet title-hopefuls Barbados Pride in the eighth round of the West Indies Cricket Board's Professional League at Sabina Park today.
Campbell, who lost his opening game in charge to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by eight wickets last weekend, said he is looking forward to winning the next three games.
"I would have loved to have started off with a win, but it didn't happen," said Campbell.
"However, I have to try and put that behind me. We have three games left, and I am definitely looking forward to winning these three games."
Set for a 10 a.m. start, third- place Jamaica, on 60 points, will enter the contest with four defeats, three wins record, and only a slight mathematical chance of topping the tournament.
This is in comparison to Barbados, who with four wins, two draws, and a defeat, are second on 90 points, 17 off league leaders and title-favourites, Guyana Jaguars, with three rounds of matches to go.
"We are not playing the best cricket at the moment, but I think we will get there," said Campbell, one of several batsmen in the team, who is yet to score a century in 14 innings.
Jamaica Scorpions John Campbell (captain), Shacaya Thomas, Kirk Edwards, Andre McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Brandon King, Chadwick Walton, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Nicholson Gordon, Jason Dawes, Gavon Brown and Trevon Griffith.
Barbados Pride Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Shamarh Brooks, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Kyle Corbin, Miguel Cummings, Shane Dowrich, Justin Greaves, Shai Hope, Omar Phillips, Kevin Stoute, Hayden Walsh Jomel Warrican.