Basil Thampi has “ammunition” to achieve success in T20 Internationals says Karthik

Vastavam web: India’s Dinesh Karthik today had some encouraging words for Basil Thampi, saying the young Kerala pacer has the “ammunition” to achieve success in T20 Internationals.The 24-year-old had earlier impressed West Indian allrounder Dwayne Bravo with his exploits in the IPL for Gujarat Lions.”He has a good slower ball as well. He has all the ammunition required to play the T20 format and I’m sure he will do really well,” he added.

The latest pacer to come from Kerala, Thampi had a perfect IPL debut for Gujarat Lions, taking 11 wickets in 12 games with a best of 3/29 to be adjudged ‘Emerging Player of 2017’.Within a year, Thampi was seen bowling to the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma during India’s training session on the eve of their three-T20I series opener at the Barabati Stadium.

With the Indian pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya skipping the optional practice session along with Shreyas Iyer, Thampi was in the spotlight along with the likes of Mohammad Siraj and Jaydev Unadkat.Thampi’s allround show recently helped Kerala secure a historic Ranji Trophy quarterfinal berth.