Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, who last played any competitive regional cricket in 2014, was snapped up by the Trinbago Knight Riders for US$4,000 in February at the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft is eager to get back on the field and perform well.
When quizzed about the preparations thus far he said, “ Good so far, it’s a tournament I haven’t played in a while and I’m trying to get myself physically fit and I have only recently stared net sessions at GCC [ Georgetown Cricket Club]which I’m looking forward to over the next couple of weeks before the CPL”.
Sarwan, who captained the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2013 edition of the tournament, is not daunted by the big stage of the CPL and playing in front of the huge crowds once more.
He revealed, “ I was actually thinking that yesterday, how it would feel to be playing in front of thousands of people, having not had that feeling in months or years but I’m sure it’s going to be exciting, it’s going to feel like making my debut again and I’m looking forward to it”.
He added, “I’m fortunate enough to gain a lot of experience over the years that I have played in front of crowds and without crowds and I think will able to make that adaptation quickly.
Sarwan, who at one point of his One Day International (ODI) career was touted as the best “finisher”, has played 75 Twenty20 games and has a highest score of 70 with a strike rate of 104.39. ([email protected])