Vala relishing experience at Hong Kong Twenty20 Blitz

Assad Vala has relished the experienced with the Galaxy Gladiators Lantau playing in the Hong Kong Twenty20 Blitz against some big names in world cricket.

The captain of the Hebou PNG Barramundis has played three matches in the tournament rubbing shoulders with players from all over the world including Misbah-ul-Haq, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Johan Botha and Dwayne Smith.

In his first match against the Hung Hom JD Jaguars, Vala took 1/15 with the ball and was run out for a duck at his turn at bat.

Against City Kaitak, Vala made nine runs and took a wicket plus a catch in his side’s six wicket loss.

His third match on Friday was his best performance so far taking 2/18 to help the Gladiators to an eight wicket win over Hong Kong Island United.

 “I am really happy with this experience. I didn’t get a chance to bat with Kumar (Sangakkara), who put on a master class knock to take us home. I was next in but I was not complaining watching one of the cricketing greats in action,” said Vala.  

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Troy Taule