Early T20 Cricket World Cup exit was a ‘tough pill to swallow’ – Caribbean Life

Nelson A. King

According to ESPNcrifinfo, Evin Lewis has called West Indies’ first-round elimination from the 2022 T20 World Cup “hard pills to swallow”, but he’ll go ahead and take the No. 1 spot to represent the Sharjah Warriors. Times have said ILT20 is ready. .

On Monday, Lewis was ruled out of the West Indies’ premier domestic one-day competition, the Super 50, after also suffering a hamstring injury during the T20 World Cup, but said “he’s fine now”.

“Yeah, that [the T20 World Cup] It was a tough drug to swallow, to be honest,” Lewis told ESPNcricinfo. “I had the help of my family. These things can really hurt you if you dig too deep. I am very grateful for the support you have given me.

“I think I’m in a good place now, fitness wise and mentally,” he added. As hitters, I think we have to make the most of it.”

ESPNcricinfo said Lewis is particularly excited about the prospect of partnering with Ramanula Grubaz at the Warriors’ top order.

We’ve seen him up close in the CPL, according to ESPNcrixcinfo – Afghan wicket-keeper batsman Gurbaz played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors last season – Lewis has seen shades of his own attacking style, according to ESPNcrixcinfo.

“I’m looking forward to batting with him.” [Gurbaz]said Lewis. “He’s a really great guy and as we all know he’s a very aggressive hitter and someone who can probably take some of the pressure off you. [while] Open batting. So I am looking forward to opening with him.

“He’s trying to get the game going and he’s a guy trying to get his team off to a good start by scoring goals as fast as possible on power plays, so he sees a little bit of himself,” he added. “So I think that’s what the team is looking forward to as the opening hitter.”

According to ESPNCricinfo, Lewis has scored 260 runs at a strike rate of 142.07 in just 12 T20 appearances for the UAE. Akira Dhananjaya in the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots’ net at CPL 2022 will have him firmly anchored. ”

“I haven’t played much T20 cricket in UAE, but T10 really helped me a lot. [to get used to conditions] And how do I do my innings,” said Lewis.

“Rashid is a different person when it comes to bowling legspin,” he added. “I don’t think anyone is playing cricket like him now. It’s hard to pick when batting. [against] His, but I do my best to pick his heart sometimes. Perhaps you’ll try to analyze when he throws which ball.guys [Rashid and Dananjaya] Professional, they take their game very seriously and I respect them. “

“The UAE made the West Indies sweat for victory,” said ESPNcricinfo at last year’s T20 World Cup warm-up game at Melbourne’s Junction Oval.

Fast bowler Zahor Khan, who took two wickets in that game, said he played for the Kandy Falcons in the Lanka Premier League last December.

T20 World Cup hat-trick leg spinner Karthik Mayyappan will be Lewis’ teammate with the Warriors, ESPNcricinfo said.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Lewis believes his influential performance at ILT20 will create more opportunities for UAE local players in franchise cricket.

“Sometimes, as hitters, we tend to focus more on our strengths than our weaknesses, and that’s something we have to learn,” Lewis said. Thing is great for cricket for them.

“People around the world can understand what they can do and maybe pave the way in terms of different franchises, so they should use this tournament more or less as a stepping stone and just get out there and perform. I think.” he added.

The Warriors will kick off their ILT20 campaign with MI Emirates in Abu Dhabi on January 14th.

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