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– 3rd in quicks after 5 rounds
The Guyana Jaguars all-rounder Clinton Pestano has had a decent start to his Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Four-Day Tournament, with 14 wickets with ball and 197 runs with bat.
Speaking after the fifth-round match against Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Providence, Pestano was disappointed with the loss, but was happy with how his performance are looking in the longer format.
In the Jaguars’ second match at home this season, Pestano had 4-50 with the ball in the first innings and scored a counter-attacking 46 in the first innings. The Berbician, who was born in Skeldon and plays for the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, is aiming to keep things simple, Pestano explained that his role in the strong Jaguars team is to spend time at the crease and dispatch the bad balls while batting, and to take wickets when tasked to bowl.
Pestano is seeking to become a consistent regional performer, to take his game to the next level by gaining the Windies selectors’ attention. After playing 10 List A matches for the Guyana Jaguars from February 2018, Pestano has shown a reasonable transition into the red-ball format. In his 10 List A matches, Pestano has 16 wickets with a best bowling figure of 4-46, including a hat-trick against Trinidad and Tobago in the Regional Super50 Tournament.
Meanwhile, Pestano has played seven List A matches with 15 wickets to his name and 14, this season. He has two four-wicket hauls and continues to seek a maiden five-wicket haul. With West Indies A team exposing new players, Pestano is on the cards for selection if he continues to put in his performances.
After the Jaguars’ first loss, Pestano stated that they would have to head back to the drawing board to continue their winning ways against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, after the break before the sixth round. The Guyana Jaguars all-rounder has the most sixes in the Regional Tournament with 13 , and 197 runs at an average a shade below 30 and a strike rate of 58. (Brandon Corlette)