Hayden Walsh Jr

(flashback)MATCH-WINNING SPELL: Hayden Walsh Jr of Barbados Tridents bowling during match 26 of the Hero Caribbean Premier League aginst St Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Sunday night. 

USA Cricket has hailed Hayden Walsh Jr’s selection to the West Indies limited overs side, branding the leg-spinner an “all-round talent” and a “world-class” fielder who they expected to excel at the highest level.

The 27-year-old Walsh was this week named in the Windies One-Day International and Twenty20 International squads for the upcoming series against Afghanistan in India from November 4-17.

Walsh, who was born in the US Virgin Islands and grew up in Antigua, has already represented ICC associates United States in one ODI and eight T20 Internationals – all coming earlier this year.

“Hayden has been nothing short of outstanding on and off the field for USA since his first selection in 2018,” said Iain Higgins, chief executive of USA Cricket. “His all-round talent with bat and ball, allied with his world-class fielding, were crucial factors in the USA team gaining ODI status for the first time earlier this year.


“I am a strong believer in the saying, ‘Forward ever, Backward never’.”

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