Pacey Smith wants to cement spot in Jaguars team


Bursting with pace and talent, Nial Smith hopes his ascension to the Guyana Jaguars Four-Day squad is an opportunity he can use to cement his spot, given the high level of competition in the pace bowling department.

After a successful outing for Lower Corentyne in the local Franchise 50-over tournament, he managed to pick himself for the Regional Super50 Cup last November. He had just two matches and got a solitary wicket.

The reason the former Guyana Under-19 speedster broke into the team was due to his pace and aggression, which he showcased once more in the first practice match for the Four-Day players.

Now that the opportunity has presented itself again, the Berbician wants to impress given this chance came mainly due to the absence of key players who are on international duty.

“It is a great feeling getting an opportunity in the 50-over. I didn’t have much opportunities so I am looking forward to this Four-Day. The squad could be different after the first game and I want to cement my position and take it game by game.”

The right-arm pacer, who has a smooth open-chest action, said he worked overtime to seal his spot, and now that he has made the team, he plans to continue in the same manner.

The Super50 has thought him there is little room for mistakes and he acknowledged the extra time in this format gives him a chance to be more patient.

Though the fast bowling group is low on numbers currently, Smith says he is not under pressure but rather motivated he has the added responsibility.

The 24-year-old would hope he can have a productive outing in Antigua, as to save a spot for the second match in Barbados.

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