Pakistan’s allrounder Imad Wasim is relishing the opportunity to play in the Caribbean Premier League where he has signed with the Jamaican Tallawahs.
Imad, who has played 6 ODIs and 11 T20 internationals for Pakistan, believes that adjusting to the conditions in the West Indies will be a challenge because he never played cricket there before but he is hopeful that this stint will prove to be a vital learning curve for him.
“In every international game you play, you learn to adapt to the conditions. I’ve never been to the Caribbean before, so I will learn a lot,” he said according to stabroeknews.com
“When you try to grow and progress, you need these kinds of new things. I’m always a big learner – I want to learn again and again … I want to give back to Pakistan … and always want to be the best. I know that I have to work hard to be the best.”
“It’s a great honour for me to be a part of CPL and Jamaica Tallawahs. I saw the CPL last year and there’s a lot of great talent in the West Indies, and the CPL standard is really good, so I’m really looking forward to playing with the Tallawahs,” he noted.
“There are great players playing in Jamaica [this year], so I will try to learn from them. As a Pakistan player I’m really proud and really happy about being here because it’s career-defining thing.”
Tallawahs start their campaign against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on July 2 in St Kitts.
Batting superstar Chris Gayle and the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Shakib Al Hasan, Dale Steyn and Andre Russell are also part of the squad.