Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

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timmyj51
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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by timmyj51 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:50 pm

"the guy does not have an accent." Why should he? ;)

"number of Canadian born and raised players in this team" How many are NOT from a cricket playing background? :o

timmyj51
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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by timmyj51 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:14 pm

"given the relatively small player base" And why is that?

Canada been to U19 seven times since 2002. In those 18 years nothing's
really changed. No retreat, but no advancement. In short, going NOWHERE. :cry: :cry:

Victorian
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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by Victorian » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:31 pm

Pretty awesome!

https://cricketcanada.org/news-single?nid=95

Akhil Kumar has been named as the 12th Man on the ICC’s 2020 U19 World Cup Team of the Tournament.

ray
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Re: Canada @ 2020 ICC U19 World Cup

Post by ray » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:26 am

^ Kumar's success at the U19 WC probably comes in no small part due to being active prior to the tournament. He is playing the winter at with the Wanganui club in New Zealand with Akash Gill. Gill had also played winter cricket in NZ prior to his very successful 2018 Youth World Cup.

https://www.crichq.com/organisations/23 ... ds/batting

Akhil Kumar was good enough to represent Central Districts U19s:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chr ... d=12291369

It is likely the Canadian team would benefit from playing outdoor cricket before major tournaments. The timing of the U19 WC has always led to less than optimal results.

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