[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana Amazon Warriors Captain, Denesh Ramdin is eager to get started in the 2015 Limacol Caribbean Premier League when the tournament bowls off in June.
After losing in both finals of the tournament, Ramdin highlighted that the aim will definitely be to lift the trophy.
“I’m very excited about the CPL starting again. We’ve got some new players at Guyana and a new coach, Carl Hooper, who brings incredible knowledge and experience, so hopefully everything will fit together and we can have a successful tournament.
“We’d definitely like to go one step further this year. We’ve been runners-up in both CPL competitions so far, so we know that sore feeling only too well! We know what it feels like to lose the final, so we need to get over the winning line this time,” Ramdin stated via CPL.com.
Ramdin also pinpointed the feeling of playing for Guyana as a born Trinidadian, “It’s a bit strange playing for Guyana when I’m from Trinidad, but that’s franchise cricket for you, and this will be my third season playing for the Warriors in the CPL. There’s a lot of friendly banter when I play against my friends, and I definitely want to beat the Red Steel this year!”
Further, Ramdin pointed out one of the crucial areas in the shortest format of the game, “experience is crucial in Twenty20 cricket, especially if you’re chasing a target. Being able to keep your cool when the run rate goes up isn’t easy, and you often find it’s the more experienced players who deal with those situations better.
“We’ve got Brad Hodge and Shivnarine Chanderpaul with us at Guyana this season, and they’re both very experienced players. Shiv hasn’t played in the CPL yet, and, chatting to him recently, he’s very excited about it. Once he gets himself in, he’s incredibly hard to bowl at,” he noted.
The CPL is slated to bowl off on June 20 when the Amazon Warriors take on the Barbados Tridents in a rematch of the 2014 final.