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IPL a good platform for young domestic players: Thampi

Kerala pacer Basil Thampi, who was picked up by Gujarat Lions for IPL-10, feels that being a part of the tournament is a big opportunity for young players like him.

IPL a good platform for young domestic players: Thampi
Kerala pacer Basil Thampi


“IPL is a good platform for young domestic players, who get a chance to play with and against international players and for me its a big opportunity,” Thampi said. 

However, the young pacer considers T20 format as a big challenge particularly for the bowlers. “Bowling is a big challenge in shortest format of the game, but luckily I am getting tips from skipper Suresh Raina and experienced bowlers like Praveenbhai (Praveen Kumar) and Munafbhai (Munaf Patel),” he said. 

Gujarat Lions chose Thampi as the team franchise owner wanted to make its bowling department stronger and the new entrant has an ability to bowl around 140 kmph consistently.

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