"I will bowl faster" - Thomas
Following his blistering match-winning performance against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Wednesday night, Jamaica Tallawahs' pacer Oshane Thomas is aiming to bowl much faster in today's match against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The 20-year-old Thomas turned in an inspiring performance, which saw him bowling speeds of up to 97 mph on his way to figures of 3-31 from his four overs.
Thomas told Star Sports that he wants to prove to everyone that his performance against the Patriots was no fluke.
"I have been working hard all through the training sessions and so wasn't really surprise at the speed that I was bowling. I have more in me and so I am just looking forward to the game against the Warriors," said Thomas, who represents Melbourne Cricket Club in the Senior Cup competition
"I will be bowling faster for the next game for sure," said the former Garvey Maceo student.
Thomas, who was playing in his first game of the season for the Tallawahs, recently recovered from a hip injury, which kept him out of action for six months.
The lanky pacer said that despite his excellent performance against Patriots on Wednesday, he is still not 100 per cent fit.
"I am not in the best shape that I should be in, but I am working hard in training because ... I am just coming back to full fitness," said Thomas.
Thomas dismissed key batsmen Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite and Mohammad Nabi in four hostile overs that ensured the Tallawahs defended 158 and guaranteed their qualification for the play-off stage.
Having dismissed Gayle and Brathwaite, Thomas claimed his third crucial wicket in his last over when he snared Nabi caught and bowled as he rushed him with another quick short ball. Today's match against the Warriors is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.