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Abu Dhabi T10 – Deccan Gladiators’ David Wiese optimistic about the team doing well

Wiese feels the side is well-balanced and strong

David Weise
David Weise ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Namibia all-rounder David Wiese is confident of his team Deccan Gladiators doing well in the upcoming T 10 competition, set to begin on November 19. The experienced all-rounder feels the team is immaculately balanced and stands a good chance of winning the competition. The squad is led by talismanic West Indies all-rounder Keiron Pollard and has the likes of Azam Khan, Imran Tahir, Sunil Narine, and Wanindu Hasaranga to go along.

It has a few promising youngsters in Hamdan Tahir, Aaron Summers, and Lahiru Kumara. The likes of Pollard, Hasaranga, and Wiese himself are playing in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. The Namibia all-rounder feels the experience of playing in the conditions before will come in handy during the T 10 league.

“We’ve got a well-balanced squad and we’ve got all our bases covered. And a lot of the players are playing in the 20-20 World Cup at the moment. I think we stand a good chance and if we can just go and play good cricket on the day, anything can happen,” said the all-rounder during the virtual media conference on Thursday (October 28).

Weise further opined that the T-10 league will help promote the game globally. The all-rounder feels the game can be taken to lesser-known countries since the format is fast-paced and quite challenging.

“I think the Abu Dhabi T10 is fantastic to be involved in. You’ve got to upskill yourself as a player in T10. And I feel that the T 10 format is a great opportunity to take the game to nations, where the game of cricket is just starting. It’s a great format to get people interested in the game and get the excitement going around in the game.”

Weise has been the standout player for Namibia in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. He has so far scored 116 runs in four games and played a crucial role in Namibia reaching the Super 12 stage for the first time.

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