CPL 2018: Colin de Grandhomme replaces Imad Wasim at Jamaica Tallawahs

CPL 2018: Colin de Grandhomme replaces Imad Wasim at Jamaica Tallawahs

Imad had to return back home and join the Pakistan national team ahead of the Asia Cup.

Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme. (Photo by IANS)

The T20 fever is on in West Indies with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The CPL boasts of some of the best T20 players of the world. West Indies is known for producing swashbuckling T20 players who are capable of turning matches single-handedly. The Jamaica Tallawahs, led by devastating all-rounder Andre Russell is currently leading the table with four wins in seven games.

Jamaica boasts of top players like Ross Taylor, David Miller, Samuel Badree and the captain himself. Imad Wasim, Pakistan spinner, who played six games for the Tallawahs will be returning home to train with the national side ahead of the Asia Cup which is scheduled for the mid of September. The management has roped in Colin de Grandhomme as Imad’s replacement for the remaining games of the tournament.

Imad played the first seven matches for the team and picked up 6 wickets, he was pretty economical throughout and the team will certainly miss the services of the wrist spinner.

Handy allrounder

De Grandhomme has been a regular member of T20 franchises across the world. His finishing abilities with the bat coupled with handy bowling skills make him an impact player in the shortest format of the game. He has scored 2699 runs at a strike rate of 167.43 with 61 wickets in 164 T20 games. The New Zealander will be expected to bolster the side and strengthen its hold at the top of the table.

His inclusion provides more firepower to the Tallawahs. If de Grandhomme and skipper Russell form partnerships at the fag end of the innings, it can potentially turn out to be a nightmare for the opposition.

The Jamaican Tallawahs face the Barbados Tridents in their next game on 29th August at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. The Tridents have had a mixed season so far and will need something special to defeat Russell’s men.

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