Pre-tournament favourites. Cayman Islands, come into the ICC Americas Men's Division 2 Championship in the midst of a rebuilding phase, having made seven changes from the team that competed in the WCL Division 5 in Malaysia. Although this may seem like a less than ideal preparation, the Cayman Islands team come into the competition confident with five newcomers making their debut, including captain, Chris Palmer.
Ramon Sealy - Wicketkeeper Batsman
Ramon, 22, is a very young and upcoming player whose talents have already taken him to the UK this year. Ramon tried out for amateur side, Thorham in Manchester, where he excelled with the bat. Ramon compiled an impressive 480 runs across the season, finishing amongst the league's best batsmen The Barbados born player is not a newcomer to the Cayman side, having been on the team to WCL in Malaysia this year. As one of the hardest workers in the group, Fort Lauderdale may just be the opportunity for Ramon to announce himself as an established star in the Americas region.
Corey Cato - Opening Bowler
Corey makes his debut in the senior national team this week, having already represented the country at the youth level. Corey also benefited from a stint in Thorham, U.K, and after some difficulties getting adjusted, he went on to give a good account of himself finishing the season with 38 wickets, fourth overall in the league. “I got to bowl on different types of pitches and experienced a different atmosphere. Going there was a very good opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to do well in Ft. Lauderdale”.
The tournament commences this Thursday where Cayman Islands play Suriname in their opening match at Brian Piccolo Park.