Gerhard Erasmus in action on the ILT20.© DailyExpertNews
In the inaugural edition of the DP World ILT20, Gulf Giants owned by Adani Sportsline impressed everyone. With some of the best numbers to back them up, playing for the Giants is a daunting task, and Namibian captain Gerhard Erasmus has been one of the stars of the campaign so far. The all-rounder, who plays in the first T20 franchise tournament, scored a crucial half-century as the Giants defeated the Dubai Capitals in the first stage of the tournament.
“It’s been a brilliant time so far with Adani’s Gulf Giants who have made me feel at home since I joined the squad. The set-up has been excellent overall and enjoyable too. They’ve put a system in place where you can thrive and you can concentrate on producing your best cricket,” said Erasmus.
With the ILT20, a notable aspect is the fact that all team XIs must have a number of players, at least from associated countries. And Erasmus is undoubtedly very happy about that.
“There has long been a push for the development of Associate Cricket around the world and this is a great initiative by the ILT20 to bring that rule in place. The Associate players continuously crave opportunities like this and are also demonstrating their man can stand.” also in such situations. It was a phenomenal experience. I don’t think associate cricket has been in a better place than in recent years,” he added.
Erasmus also pointed out that he has enjoyed his time with coach Andy Flower, a legend of Zimbabwean cricket, saying the former England coach is a reassuring figure.
“I always knew that Andy Flower has a big name in the cricket world. And now that I’ve experienced that for myself over the past three weeks, I’ve enjoyed my time with Andy. He explained to me that I shouldn’t hesitate to play my own game, and that’s really reassuring when I come in from the outside.”
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