Guyana opening batsman Chandrapaul Hemraj told News Room Sport over the weekend that he is determined to develop his skills again and make it to the top.
The 28-year-old left-hander made ODIs for West Indies against India in 2018 and played six matches against India and Bangladesh between October and December of the same year.
Hemraj is one of the four players retained by the Guyana Amazon Warriors for this season. He thanked the franchise for keeping him there. He also mentioned that one of the hopes is to reserve a place in the Eastern team once again until the high performance of this year’s CPL tournament.
“For me, apart from playing my part in helping the Warriors to lift that title for the first time, I’m also hoping for a breakthrough season, one where I can do enough to earn back a spot in the West Indies team.”
He scored three fifties in seven innings for the Guyana Harpy Eagles in this year’s regional four-day championship.
“I’m very determined to make that happen again. I think I understand my game better now and I believe I can offer a lot more to West Indies cricket.”
Commenting further, Hemraj said that he is now batting well and is in a good state of mind. He also mentioned that his team is capable of winning the CPL championship this year by using those skills.
“I’m hitting the ball really well right now, and mentally I’m in a very good place. I’m looking to take this form into CPL and hopefully my performances there can take us to the title.”
He plays for the New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers in the US Minor League and has scored two centuries so far. In his first against the Empire State Titans, he scored a brilliant 130 off 54 balls with 16 sixes and one four and His score helped lead the team to a mammoth total of 233 runs.
The second centurion scored an unbeaten 101 off 50 balls against the Philadelphians last Saturday, which included 11 sixes and two fours. Chasing a target of 193, the century also helped New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers win by 9 wickets in 18.2 overs.