Taits bowling for Redbacks delights Manou
West End Redbacks captain Graham Manou was delighted with the performance of Shaun Tait during last nights 29 run win over the Retravision Warriors.
Tait has started slowly this summer after coming back from injury but Manou felt his form returned last night to help bowl the Redbacks to victory. His first over went for 13 runs but he returned to take the key wickets of Chris Gayle and Adam Voges later in the innings.
"We do tend to forget that he had six or seven months off from doing any serious bowling at a high level so after this competition and then hopefully the back end of the competition we'll hopefully see the best of Shaun Tait," said Manou.
"The best part about it is that in and around the group he's as keen as I've ever seen him."
"His work ethic with the ball at training is outstanding, it's like he's starting his career again, and that's pretty exciting for us."
Tait's inconsistency will always be an occupational hazard of his violent bowling action, but he proved earlier in his career that he is capable of sustaining the effort for matchwinning periods."
"You've just got to roll with it with Shaun, he can bowl those sorts of balls and all of a sudden bowl the unplayable delivery that really does change the state of the game," Manou addded.
"I thought when he got it right, Chris (Gayle) and Shaun (Marsh) both looked like they weren't going to harm him so moving forward in this competition, with games being so close together he'll get a good rhythm up, and I'm sure he'll win us a game or two with his bowling."