Oshane Thomas, West Indies fast bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Searing pace, awkward height make Thomas a handful

Oshane Thomas shot into notice with a scorching yorker that uprooted Chris Gayle’s stumps during the CPL a few years ago. Another memorable CPL dismissal was another yorker, a reverse-swinging one this time, that snaked in from off to disassemble Martin Guptill’s stumps.

Garfield Robinson, May 07, 2019 15:07:22 IST

Oshane Thomas is a tall, burly Jamaican and he is quick. Capable of reaching and exceeding speeds of 150 kph, he has the pace to unnerve even the most composed batsmen. He shot into notice with a scorching yorker that uprooted Chris Gayle’s stumps during the CPL a few years ago. Another memorable CPL dismissal was another yorker, a reverse-swinging one this time, that snaked in from off to disassemble Martin Guptill’s stumps.

File image of Oshane Thomas. Reuters

File image of Oshane Thomas. Reuters

“Oshane is a really exciting talent without doubt,” said Rohit Sharma after being impressed by Thomas’s pace during the 2018 series in India. “He's got good height, plus that jump he takes, if he bowls in the right areas, it won't be easy for any batsman in the world to counter that. He's really talented, and he also has the advantage of height which gives him the extra edge.”

Thomas is now 22 and as with many young fast bowlers, especially those dealing in exhilarating pace, his radar is sometimes awry. That is always a problem on a bad day when he may fall out of rhythm and out of sync. But on a good day, when it all comes together, opposing batsmen will have a tough time coping with him.

In nine ODIs Thomas has captured 15 wickets, including his best haul of 5/21 recently against England at the Darren Sammy national Cricket Stadium in St Lucia.

Thomas wears the colours of the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL where, given an opportunity after being excluded for a few games, he proved his worth. He has been rather effective in T20 cricket, and was one of the brightest stars in the CPL. He will likely be given an opportunity in the World Cup. He will be a handful if he gets it right.

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Updated Date: May 07, 2019 15:07:22 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254