Left-arm chinaman and googly bowlers are hard to come by and this season PowerGen and Naparima College player Ryan Bandoo has been at his best.
It is unfortunate that in the pink of form his season has been put on hold due to the Covid 19 pandemic that has swept all cricketers off the playing field.
Bandoo who was in the national under-19 set up last season is also the leading bowler in the set up for South Zone as they were already preparing under coach Stephen Ramkissoon for the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) Interzone under-19 cricket series.
The last weekend before cricket was suspended Bandoo was in brilliant form against QPCC II grabbing 5/66 to help PowerGen second team to victory.
In the PowerGen Secondary Schools cricket league, his batting was also a revelation as he scored 147 runs with the highest score of 52 against Presentation San Fernando. Many times Naparima College found themselves in problems early on and Bandoo was sent in early to hold up the middle order, which he did on many occasions.
In the Presentation College clash in addition to getting 52, he also grabbed 3/35, which give Naparima victory over their arch-rivals. When Naps were under pressure against St. Mary's Bandoo was given the last over to defend 11 runs and he came up trumps, finishing with 2/13 in four overs.
During this off period, he is working on his game at home, both mentally and technically and is eager to get back out unto the playing field. "This is really a frustrating time as I really want to be out there playing cricket for my school and PowerGen. I thought that my game was at a good place before this break, so I am trying to see what best I can do at home to keep in the zone."