Griffith to use late CPL call up to fortify learning curve

Guyanese opening batsman, Trevon Griffith has expressed elation after being handed a late inclusion into the Jamaica Tallawahs team for this edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as a replacement for the injured Gidron Pope.

Trevon Griffith during his most recent innings for his local club DCC

Griffith, who joined the surging Jamaican franchise ahead of their encounter against the Guyana Amazon Warriors, in Guyana, told The Xercise that he will be using the opportunity to fortify his learning curve.

“It’s obviously a good feeling; you know my joy is playing the game so once I’m playing and I’m out in the field it obviously like I said, really fulfilling,” the slimly built left-hander said.

Touching on his aims during his anticipated time with the like of coach Paul Nixon and legend Kumar Sangakkara, knowing fully well that he may not get a lot of opportunities out in the middle, Griffith added: “Rubbing shoulders with the international men who played at the highest level and succeeded, is alway a good opportunity to learn more and improve your game and that I intend to do in order to move from strength to strength.”

The Jamaican based player, in recounting his previous CPL experiences, highlighted the input of former teammates, Martin Guptill and Lendl Simmons as guys who always had tips to share on how to improve his game. He further went onto add that sharing a dressing room with those guys was a welcoming and nurturing experience.

Currently, at age 26, the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) player shot to prominence during the 2010 ICC Youth World – Cup in which he made a blistering 84 off 55 balls against finalist, Pakistan.

Griffith who insisted that he is more focused on reaching his potential as time slips by has so far played 14 T20 Matches for Guyana and the Guyana Amazon Warriors with his best return being 41 at a strike rate of just under 100.