… Looking to showcase its form at Regional Super50
By Timothy Jaikarran
The US T20 Open has come and gone, with the Atlanta Param Veers declared the champions over the 22 Yult Sultans.
However, when all is done and silenced, Guyrap himself’s Chandrapaul Hemraj, who represented the Somerset Cavaliers, will have something to look back on as he dominates the batting charts very easily.
The Somerset Cavaliers were two-time defending champions, and this year they had a dream run as they comfortably won all three of their preliminary games. This was thanks to Hemraj’s highest order matting. However, in the semi-final, they bowed to the 22 Yult Sultans. Although they lost their title, they were still an exceptional team.
In a total of four games, Hemraj produced scores of 10, 43, 87 and 50 for a total of 190 runs. This earned him the tournament’s highest run scorer award. He managed to score at a healthy strike rate of 163.79 and had a batting average of 63.33. As recently, he has also proved his worth with the ball and picked up a couple of wickets as well, producing the best figures of 2-10. Hemraj bowled a total of 5 overs in the tournament with a bowling average of 10.00 and an economy rate of 4 runs per person and a strike rate of 15.00.
In an interview with Guyana Times, when asked his thoughts about the tournament, Hemraj said, “I managed to get the award for most runs in the tournament. I think the tournament is more competitive than last year, as there are a lot of international cricketers from different parts of the world this year. My main focus is the Regional Super50 in February and I’m really looking forward to basing it on my current form. I think once I stay consistent and disciplined, I will play back to the West Indies. ”
Hemraj noted that while the Cavaliers couldn’t defend their title in the end, it was cricket, because sometimes you get that off the day. However, he did convey that the team had a good tournament despite not being able to defend the title.
Hemraj finished by wishing everyone in Guyana a happy holiday and saying that he is praying that everyone stays safe.

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