Paul, who was a member of the 2016 West Indies U-19 World Cup-winning team, has joined the Hurricanes following a recommendation from his Delhi Capitals head coach and Tasmanian legend, Ricky Ponting.
Paul, who has represented the West Indies in 18 Twenty20 Internationals since making his debut against Afghanistan in 2018, did not get to play a single game for the Delhi Capitals in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League.
Keemo Paul has now joined the West Indies squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against New Zealand and he will be available for the Hobart Hurricanes following the culmination of the rubber.
“I am really excited to be joining Hobart for the upcoming BBL, and I am very grateful for the opportunity. I have always been a big BBL fan and an avid watcher of the tournament, and I cannot wait to join up with the Hurricanes group. I have spoken to Ricky here at the IPL about Hobart and Tasmania and he has spoken really positively about the team and the competition,” Keemo Paul said in a statement as quoted by cricket.com.au.
“I also caught up with Griff (Head Coach, Adam Griffith [after our [IPL 2020] game recently, and it was great to hear more about the very exciting squad this year,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes head coach, Adam Griffith, is clearly excited at the prospect of having an exciting young talent in the form of Keemo Paul in the squad for the 10th edition.
Griffith believes that Keemo Paul’s ability to deliver different slower balls at the death and his hard-hitting skills will be a great asset for the Hurricanes.
“Keemo is another exciting young player, in the early stages of his international career. A bowling all-rounder with very good skills, Keemo uses different types of slower balls, and loves bowling at the death. He’s also a hard-hitting batsman that can clear the fence, adding more power to our lower-middle order to finish off an innings,” he said.