Basil Tampi of Perumbavoor in Ernakulam is into the T-20 Indian Team to be played against Srilanka. 3 match series against the visitors is an ideal chance for a 24-year-old fast bowler, known for "Yorkers", which are deadly to stake a permanent berth in the Indian squad in all formats.
IPL - 85 lakhs contract signed by Gujrat Lions gave a platform to show his talent, has never looked back. From a local tennis ball cricketer, he grew fast to be noticed by the cricket-loving administration and cricket lovers. He dodged the batsman in the dying overs against the power hitters even wider tremendous pressure.
Anil Kumble, former Indian cricketer praised his bowling, predicted to be part of Indian team soon. Basil Thampi, was part of Indian A team in one-day Tri-series against South Africa, had an impressive inning.
Basil would ever remember to take Kerala into quarterfinals for the first time, by taking 4 wickets and score rapid 60 runs, as a night watchman.
Kerala is proud to have 4th player after Tinu Yohannan, S.Sreesanth and Sanju Samson to be a part of Indian team.