“Once my name is called, I am always ready to deliver” – Sinclair ready to grab West Indies opportunity in Debut

Kevin Sinclair will replace Gudakesh Motie in the second Test match in Australia. This was confirmed by Captain Kraigg Brathwaite on the eve of the GABA Test.

Kevin Sinclair is one of seven uncapped players in the squad battling for a place in the Test 11 for the upcoming Frank Worrell Trophy series against hosts and world champions Australia.

“It was good to be among the wickets once again,” he told reporters after play in Warm-up match.

“The match was good practice and good preparation for us leading into the first Test. I did not get much batting, but to be honest, I got what I wanted out of this match.

“There was a bit in the pitch for the spinners, and I just tried to hit the good areas, bring the batsman forward, and challenge their defence as much as possible.

“I am always up and ready. Once my name is called, I am always ready to deliver the goods for my team and give it my all on the field.”

After tidy opening spells from the pacers, Sinclair got an extended spell and responded with the wickets of the opening pair of Tim Ward and Jayden Goodwin after they shared 76 for the first wicket.

He added the scalp of Teague Wyllie with all three of his wickets taken with close-to-the-wicket catches to ease worries about the fielding – but the CA XI held firm for 39 overs to ensure the match ended in the inevitable draw.

“It will mean a lot to me to play a Test against Australia – and to my supporters back home, especially my grandfather,” Sinclair said. “He has been there with me from day one, so it will mean a lot, a lot, a lot.”

Sinclair said he had modelled his action after Barbados and West Indies part-time off-spinner Roston Chase, but he was looking forward to getting the chance to play against another off-spinner that he has admired for a long time.

“Also Nathan Lyon because he bowls off-spin,” he said. “If I got the chance to go up against Nathan Lyon, it would be a good opportunity.

“I have never met him, so I am looking forward to rubbing shoulders with him, and if I got the chance to play against him, it will be great, and a dream come true.”

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