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All rounders Sherwin Ganga and Teshawn Castro have joined the Trinidad and Tobago team for their regional 50-over match against Jamaica at Sabina Park on Thursday.
Ganga and Castro replaced Kavesh Kantasingh and Amit Jaggernauth and are expected to reinforce the Trinidad batting in particular following their devastating loss to Jamaica in the four-day format.
Ganga has not played a 50-over match for T&T since October 2011, and has been unable to make the squad in any of the three formats since his country’s failure in the Champions League qualifiers in South Africa last year.
Denesh Ramdin's men are unbeaten in the One-Day format winning all four matches played, against Guyana, Leewards islands, Windward Islands and the Combined Campus and Colleges.
"In the shorter format of the game Trinidad and Tobago have been performing well,” declared manager Omar Khan.
“And we expect the guys to do well again”.
Champions Jamaica defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 93 runs in three days after dismissing them for totals of 121 and 192.
Khan has blamed poor batting for Trinidad’s downfall and has called on the experience batsmen to step up.
"The batsmen have to look at themselves and take (responsibility). When we bowled out Jamaica for 147 in the (first) innings the expectation was that we would have at least gone on to take first innings points. Instead the batting collapsed," Khan said.
"They can't blame the bowlers because the bowlers did their job."
T&T 50-Over Team:
Adrian Barath, Lendl Simmons, Kjorn Ottley, Jason Mohammed, Denesh Randin (captain), Sherwin Ganga, Rayad Emrit, Yannic Cariah, Yannick Ottley, Marlon Richards, Shannon Gabriel, Imran Khan, Teshawn Castro; Omar Khan (manager), David Williams (coach).