Teams Played For
West Indies, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Edmonton Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Guyana Under-19s, Sylhet Thunder, West Indies B
One of the world’s most promising T20 cricketers, Sherfane Rutherford could be a big star in the franchise circuit by the year 2025. It was the Global T20 Canada in 2018 was the tournament which saw the grand introduction of Sherfane Rutherford as he led the West Indies B team with the bat by scoring 230 runs in eight matches on the way to a runners-up finish.
This performance saw Rutherford get contracts in the Caribbean Premier, Bangladesh Premier League, and even the Indian Premier League. In his debut CPL season, Rutherford made 171 runs from eight matches. He followed this up with 180 runs from just six matches in the BPL for Sylhet Thunder. The youngster also showed his ability with the ball by picking up six wickets at a pretty decent economy rate of 7.88 runs per over. He also had a stunning campaign in the T10 League while representing Bengal Tigers. Rutherford scored 195 runs from eight matches at a strike-rate of 211.95.
Those impressive performances meant that he also got a West Indies senior team call-up for the T20I series in Bangladesh. After missing out on the first two matches, the southpaw eventually made his debut in the 3rd T20I but couldn’t much at No.8 and scored just two runs off six balls. To date, he has played six T20Is, his best performance came in the first T20I against Ireland in January 2020 wherein he scored 26 off 13 balls.
Rutherford has looked more at home in T20 cricket but one can’t rule him out for both ODIs and long-form cricket. He has produced 486 runs and 33 wickets in 17 first-class matches while the List-A statistics are bound to improve in the future.
The last 12-18 months haven’t seen him progress as many would have hoped for except an impressive 65-run knock against India A in an unofficial ODI in July 2020. The major problem especially while playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL has been his batting position. Rutherford has looked more comfortable at the top of the order but he has not had many opportunities to bat higher up the order so far. Even in the IPL, the probability of getting chances seem bleak to a star-studded Mumbai Indians line-up. Mumbai traded in Rutherford from the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 IPL season. If Rutherford is looked at as a long-term option for Mumbai, it can only sound good things for him in the future.