The former New Zealand veteran who has pretty well emerged as the all-rounder Scott Styris, during an ongoing commentary during the Tamil Nadu Premier League and betting tips cricket, wasn’t ready for the this idea.
He said, “I think it’s crazy. There are other ways of restricting a player who is good enough to use these bats. They can make conditions in favour of the bowlers or even push back the boundaries. Also, a bigger bat doesn’t mean that you are going to score runs all the time.” He had represented the New Zealand’s team in 29 Tests, 188 ODIs and 31 T20s.
As per the MCC’S decision, players like- MS Dhoni, David Warner, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard might have to look for fresh paddles as their current bats’ are already exceeding the approved limit of 40 mm. Well, there are a few who don’t need an alteration being within the limit, such as- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Joe Root and Steve Smith.
Taking a pride in expressing his guardians of the game spirit, Styris excitement was full on and the same sparked in his voice while taking about this young gun of cricket – Washington Sundar. Further he added, “He is a perfect example of what this tournament has to offer. Washington did well for Tuti Patriots last year, and performed exceedingly well for Pune this year. He was able to raise his game while playing against the best in the world during the IPL. I would be surprised if each of the teams in IPL (next year) doesn’t look closely at players who are currently playing in TNPL.”
Adding to the praise lane, Styris couldn’t stop saying, “The Kiwi all-rounder is impressed with the way defending champions Tuti Patriots have gone about their campaign this season. “They definitely are the team to beat. Be it their spinners or the top-order comprising Kaushik Gandhi and Washington – they have been spot on. Despite not having players such as Abhinav Mukund, Dinesh Karthik and even L Balaji— the others have put their hands up and grabbed their opportunities.”
With lots of cricket veterans mentoring the 2nd season of Tamil Nadu Premier League ( TNPL 2017 tips ), hopes are getting high for a high performing series for this season. There have been a good number of team mentors taking the teams to the highest levels.
Along the side is another historical name that has been added to the list. Jonty Rhodes, the man with an on ground achievement of an awesome cricket series from his role in the South African side is going to mentor Ruby Trichy Warriors.
The team administration has appointed this legendary South Africa’s cricket master to play the role of their team mentor for this season’s TNPL league. This was further confirmed with the tweet shared by the franchise from their official Twitter account stating, “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s @JontyRhodes8!
Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes is one of those former South African cricketers who have shown their charisma in the Test and One Day International crickets. Referred as the greatest fielder of the modern era cricket, he has received a warm welcome from the team and the team is already doing great under his guidance.
The head coach of the Trichy Warriors, Tinu Yohannan shared his views on the appointment saying, “The mere presence of a legendary player like Rhodes can motivate the players. I am excited to welcome him to the team. It will be a privilege to have him in our midst. His presence in the dressing room and during the practice sessions can be invaluable. He can pass on a lot of knowledge to the young players. He (Rhodes) will be with the team for two days. Though he will be with the team only for one match, it will be good to have him with us. With his experience, he can pass on valuable tips to the Warriors players.
Alongside, Lance Klusener, another former veteran from the South African cricketers’ bunch has joined Lyca Kovai Kings for training them for the season. He already has the experience of coaching the squads with his mentorship to the Kings, during the first season of TNPL for the previous year. Also, Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan legend is mentoring the VB Thiruvallur Veerans.