Adam Hose is looking forward to a "great opportunity" to announce himself on the global franchise stage when he joins Bangla Tigers for the Abu Dhabi T10 late this month.
Bears batsman Hose is set to fly out on January 22 to join a Tigers squad to be coached by Bears head coach Paul Farbrace. The tournament will run between January 28 and February 6 with all games played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The eight participating teams will be split into two initial groups of four with the Tigers up against Delhi Bulls, Maratha Arabians and Northern Warriors.
As it stands, the tournament is set to go ahead and Hose will be looking to make a big impression in the shortest format of all. The 28-year-old admits that he is still considering the best approach to take in a format even more frenetic than T20.
“It is a great opportunity for me and I am really looking forward to it,” Hose said.
“The standard will be really high with a lot of big-name international players playing throughout the tournament It’s a foot in the door to franchise cricket for me and a really exciting opportunity for me.Adam Hose
“I’m still trying to work out the best approach, to be honest. Some batters give themselves a few balls to have a look, others go for it from ball one. I will talk to Farby about how he sees me going about it.
“In T20 you usually give yourself five to ten balls to gauge the pitch and what the bowlers are doing, but it might be even fewer in this format. The innings will be gone in the blink of an eye so every ball is going to count. If it’s your day, you go ahead and make the most of it, if it’s not, you just look ahead to the next game.”
Before heading east, Hose will continue preparing with the Bears at Edgbaston where the players last week returned to training, within strict COVID-related guidelines.
“I had a good week last week and hit a lot of balls and practiced a few different skills and will be doing the same in the next couple of weeks,” he said. “Then hopefully I fly out on the 22nd.
“It will definitely be strange, as well as very exciting. Isolation will be strange but mine will only be for a couple of days…poor Danny Briggs had two weeks of it in Australia.
“The current times are not easy for anyone. I am just very lucky to have this really great opportunity and it’s up to me to make the most of it.”
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