IPL: Ashmead Nedd to join RCB as net bowler


By Akeem Greene


Guyanese left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd has earned a call-up to the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), to be one of their net bowlers for the rest of the season.

The IPL started on March 25, however, the 21-year-old is expected to depart Tuesday. The final league match in the IPL is scheduled for May 22.

Speaking to News Room Sport on Monday, Nedd described the opportunity as “life-changing” given the quality of international players and support staff present in the league.

The opportunity came about upon recommendation from Nedd’s compatriot Sherfane Rutherford, who is currently part of the RCB squad. The former West Indies Uner-19 player expressed immense gratitude for Rutherford’s input which has brought him closer to fulfilling a dream.

He highlighted that he has always watched the likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Francois du Plessis and Josh Hazlewood on television, and he is now eager to work with “some of the best professionals” in world cricket.

“Going there as a spinner could really help me with my game. I want to ask simple stuff about their routine as a professional and how I can better my game as a youngster moving forward.”

Another admirable aspect for Nedd is the fitness level of the players and it is something he wants to inculcate in this game.

Nedd has played seven matches for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League and has taken three wickets along with an economy rate of 5.64.

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