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Jamaica Tallawahs bowler Krishmar Santokie says he will use the disappointment of the Player Draft to take his performances to new heights in this season's Caribbean Premier League. 
 
The left-arm seamer, who is the leading wicket-taker in the history of the CPL with 33 scalps, was surprisingly not picked until the ninth round of February’s Draft, with his home franchise the ones to secure his services.
 
Speaking to cplt20.com, Santokie said: "I was very surprised and a bit disappointed with what happened in February. I'm the leading wicket-taker in the history of the CPL so I thought I would be taken higher.
 
"I always enjoy the challenge of bowling at big-hitters like Pollard, Afridi and Smith" - Krishmar Santokie
 
"As a player you always want to do your best. There's nothing I can do about what happened but I will use this to spur me on to better things in this year's competition.
 
"I always enjoy the challenge of bowling at the big hitters like (Kieron) Pollard, (Shahid) Afridi and (Dwayne) Smith. There are certain players I am looking forward to bowling at but for now I am going to keep those close to my chest."
 
Santokie's selection, by the Tallawahs, means that the 30-year-old will represent his home island for the first time in the franchise competition, having spent the previous two seasons with the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
 
"I'm very excited for the competition to start in a month's time and it's great to be going back home," he added. "My parents and family have brought tickets and will be at the games in Jamaica."
 
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle will take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final eliminator for the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, and Santokie is backing his Tallawahs' captain to return to the Caribbean with the title.
 
"It's been great that the top West Indian players have been doing so well in the IPL this year and it really helps the profile of the CPL as the best players are spread across the top four franchises.
 
"But I have to back my home boy Chris and RCB to do the business."
 
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