Rutherford still wants to play Waiting Test cricket in a bubble is the hardest thing for me to experience
By Sean Devers
Kaieteur News – Sherfane Rutherford, a total batsman, was born in East Coast’s Enmore Village and attended Annandale High School where he only played cricket.
Rutherford, who played at the U-15 level in 2012 before playing each at the U-17 and U-19 levels before making his first-class appearance when Guyana played the Windwards at Providence in April 2017, made his first appearance on the ‘A’ List for Guyana against English County Kent in January 2018.
“I’ve loved cricket since I knew myself, for six or seven years and the first club I played for was Enmore. Playing on the East Coast was my best days because you played against other Village teams who come with their fans to create such a lovely atmosphere.
I joined Everest to play more cricket because East Coast didn’t get me enough cricket, ”informed Rutherford who then moved to Denbighshire County Council and then the Police Sports Club.
In 48 T2O the left-handed batsman has scored 625 runs with the highest score of 60, while his medium right-arm speed has earned him eight wickets with a best of 3-19.
In 20 List ‘A’ games Rutherford has scored 388 runs with two fifties, while in 17 First Class matches he has made 486 runs with three half centuries including a top score of 93. He scored 33 wickets with the best of 6- 32.
Now 22, Rutherford is a T20 specialist who has already played for Karachi Kings, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Sixers, Sylhet Thunder, Bengal Tigers, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Edmonton Royals in T20 Global leagues as well as six International T20s. for the West Indies.
Rutherford, who is not contracted by the Guyana Cricket Franchise INC, chose to make himself unavailable for next month’s regional super50 in Antigua to participate in Bangladesh T20 and Pakistan T10league which runs from 28 January to 6 February 2021.
But despite this, Rutherford said Guyana is his home and he always wanted to represent his Country and make his people proud.
“To be honest Test cricket in my heart, I love Test cricket so I don’t think that will ever change,” said Rutherford who last played First Class cricket when Guyana defeated Trinidad in Providence March 7-9 , 2019.
“The thing that attracts me to white ball cricket is that it has the World Cup and I always want to play in that.
For me there is not much difference in T20 and First Class cricket but in T20 it exposes me to different conditions and different pitches that can help me later in my career, ”added Rutherford.
Rutherford said they will be in a period of isolation and play in a bubble where we leave the hotel for cricket only and when the game is over the teams will go back direct.
“I thank God for the opportunity, and it’s always a special feeling to be selected for a new franchise. I want to take the opportunity to do the best I can, and enjoy it too. As for my intentions, it is always to win and perform well, so nothing will change when going to Pakistan.
“For me, playing cricket during the pandemic and having to stay in a bubble is one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced. But I’m happy that I get the chance to play some cricket, which means despite being cramped and whatever else comes with being in a bubble, I need to find ways to enjoy myself , ”Said Rutherford who came to prominence when he blasted a pugnacious 134 beats to power West Indies ‘B’ to the Canada T20 Global Final back in July 2018.