Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

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Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am

Canada placed in Group D:
Afghanistan
South Africa (hosts)
UAE
Canada

Canada avoid being placed with 3 Test nations as with the other groups but UAE beat out a the usually strong Nepal to qualify.

Warm-up matches
January 13: Canada vs West Indies
January 15: Canada vs Australia

Group stage
January 18: Canada vs UAE
January 22: Canada vs South Africa
January 24: Canada vs Afghanistan
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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by Victorian » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:51 pm

Any idea of warm ups/preparation for this tournament? It starts in a month. Actually, I don't think they've announced the team yet. I hope there was national representation at the training camp. Obviously, they need to practice outdoors.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:17 pm

So then we're both waiting for news of the squad and warm-ups. :D

I've been checking the ICC site for both the last few days. Nothing yet.

Canada will be among the last to name a squad. England and Sri Lanka appear to be watching the play of their teams in a tri-series to make the final call. Unfortunately, Canada must make its final decisions based on indoor practices.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:38 am

Squad named:
Astan Deosammy (Captain)
Akhil Kumar
Arshdeep Dhaliwal
Ayush Verma
Benjamin Calitz
Eshan Sensarma
Gurjot Gosal
Mihir Patel
Muhammad Kamal
Nicholas Manohar
Randhir Sandhu
Raqib Shamsudeen
Rishiv Joshi
Udaybir Walia
Harmandeep Singh Bedi

Head coach: Farouk Kirmani

Deosammy, Dhaliwal, Sandhu and Joshi are returnees from Canada's 2018 team. Patel and Bedi appear to be the only players not to make an appearance in last summer's Americas U19 qualifier.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:33 am

The ICC website is now showing two warm-up matches for Canada (added to initial post). These fixtures provide a great challenge for the young Canadians and to play in these warm-ups would be almost as sought-after as the main competition itself.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:23 am

Canada playing some tour matches against local competition to prepare for the tournament.

Nice to see Cricket Canada providing updates.
Canada vs Assupol TUKS: https://www.facebook.com/GoCricketGoCan ... =3&theater

Update:
2nd match
Canada vs Assupol TUKS: https://cricketcanada.org/news-single?nid=82

3rd match abandoned

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am

1st Warm-up match (15 players):
Canada 271/9 50 ov
West Indies 274/7 46.5 ov

Good game for the young Canadians with several batmen in the runs and Rishiv Joshi taking 4 wickets. They could not hold on for a confidence-boosting win but it is one of the best showings Canada has had against Test nation opposition at this level. The team will look for a more balance bowling attack in their next warm-up against the Aussies.

Canada's first opponent, UAE have shown themselves to be formidable, carrying off victory against New Zealand.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:29 am

Not much can be said about Canada's second official warm-up against Australia.
Canada were steamrolled by 9 wickets. It only took the Aussies 7.4 overs to surpass Canada's total of 114 with all the Canadian bowlers having economies in double figures. One match they will need to put behind them quickly.

Their first real test awaits against UAE on Saturday.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by mautan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:30 pm

Disappointing performance today by the u-19 boys. Happens.
Cricket is really picking up everywhere and it is wonderful to see Afg beat SA, and UAE, Zim with such strong squad of under 19 kids.

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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:55 am

Canada's next opponent is the host, South Africa. After some underwhelming results in the new year and in their 1st pool match, they'll be feeling the pressure to perform in front of the country. Can Canada take advantage? The last time these two met in the U19 WC, six year ago, the Canadians gave them a good fight and will need to do so again to contain the host nation. Canadian bowlers in particular will need a much stronger performance.

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