“I think Hosein’s growth has been terrific,” TKR’s Head Coach Abhishek Nayar predicted Akeal Hosein serve West Indies for a really long time in all formats

Trinbago Knight Riders will take on Jamaica Tallawahs at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia, in Match 12 of Caribbean Premier League 2022 on Saturday, 10 September 2022.

Tion Webster is the top run-scorer for Trinbago Knight Riders with 65 runs at a strike rate of 127. He has struck 3 sixes and 7 fours. Tim Seifert has also made 35 runs at a strike rate of 81.

Akeal Hosein has been the best bowler for Trinbago Knight Riders and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 3 and an economy rate of 3.25.

Meanwhile, In the Interview With ESPNcricinfo, TKR’s Head Coach Abhishek Nayar says about Hosein’s rise as West Indies’ premier spinner and predicted that he would be a long-serving all-format player.

Hosein had first attracted Nayar’s attention when had traveled to the Caribbean in 2019 along with Karthik, who was the captain of KKR at the time, to scout for talent.

Nayar then worked with Hosein at Kolkata Knight Riders, where the latter got a gig as a net bowler.

“I think it [Hosein’s growth] has been terrific,” Nayar said. “I remember coming here in 2019, prior to Covid when Baz [Brendon McCullum] took over. “I remember Khary [Pierre] being our lead left-arm spinner then and Akeal got a game or two towards the end and the following year is when his resurrection started. I feel he’s grown leaps and bounds not only as a bowler but also as a batsman. I think he’s become a very capable allrounder now for West Indies.

“I think a lot of credit needs to go to the way he has carried himself and his will to become a better cricketer. I think the one thing that stands out about Akeal is his determination and his willingness to learn. That shows in how he’s grown as a cricketer through and through and I have no doubt that in the future he will be someone who is going to serve West Indies for a really long time in all formats.”

Currently, Trinbago Knight Riders are placed at the 4th spot in the CPL 2022 points table with one win and one loss from their 3 matches of the league. The team has 3 points.

Trinbago Knight Riders Squad: Tion Webster, Sunil Narine, Colin Munro, Nicholas Pooran, Tim Seifert(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Khary Pierre, Anderson Phillip, Terrance Hinds, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ali Khan, Leonardo Julien, Jayden Seales, Shaaron Lewis

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