Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – June 27, 2017 – After months of anticipation from West Indians for the selection of Sunil Ambris on the senior West Indies team, the 24-year-old Vincentian finally received the call from Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne.
Ambris, following a remarkable outing in Regional Super 50 earlier this year, gained much recognition across the region, and one could tell it was only a matter of time before the selection. Though much believe he should have already been in the team, Ambris noted “nothing happens before its time, so I am just excited to be selected now.”
In response to his feelings on making the team, the right-handed stroke maker said “Ever since I was a little boy, all I wanted to do was play for West Indies… not everyone gets the chance to do what they wanted to do as a child, so I am most grateful for this opportunity to realize my dream.”
Sunil Ambris started playing cricket as a young boy with his father Walford Ambris and his big brothers. From an early age, his talent and potential were quite obvious. He has played most of his cricket in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Windward Islands, where he captains local club Guardian General Saints and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Senior Team.
At the regional level, Ambris averages 51.71 in 20 List A matches. In the Super 50 2017, he made 6 half centuries from 8 matches. Ambris also has a first-class century on debut, and this year registered the highest individual first-class score ever for a Windward Islands player, 231. He has represented the West Indies U15, U19, A team, and Presidents XI, an indication that he went through the due process and path to the senior team.
Ambris now becomes the second Vincentian on the West Indies senior team, with Kesrick Williams also set to make his debut against India. The upcoming matches are June 30, July 2 in Antigua and July 6 in Jamaica.
On behalf of the cricket fraternity and Vincentians, the SVGCA Inc. wishes Sunil and Kesrick the very best of luck on their anticipated debuts in the current series against India.