Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

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Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by ray » Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:41 pm

Preliminary squad of 17 announced for final round of Challenge League A. The great news is there will be tour to Oman preceding the visit to Malaysia. Hopefully, this implies matches against Oman as it is imperative Canada get up to speed with the top level of Associates in anticipation of playing the WCQ Playoff next year.

Dutta and Wijeyeratne return to the squad and Aaron Johnson, Pargat Singh, Akhil Kumar could debut on the tour.

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Victorian » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:12 pm

No Pathan who was the captain recently. Spoors, Kirton and Dutta back. A three week tour to Oman?! I wonder if it will be a tri or quad series?

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Victorian » Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:15 pm

FB post saying they are leaving Nov. 11 for Oman…and working on fitness! Following up on the coach’s interview.

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Czarsportz » Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:56 am

Canada Men's team to play T20I Quadrangular series in Oman, before playing Oman in a 3-match series in 50-overs format, before travelling to Malaysia for the final round of Challenge League A group event.

https://czarsportzauto.com/2022-oman-me ... ar-series/

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by ray » Mon Nov 07, 2022 7:22 am

^ Ha ha. Hi Czarsportz, I just visited your site and saw the news. Good job breaking these Associate news stories!

So the Oman T20 quandragular will feature Canada, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Though the latter pair are not very competitive, Canada do need to prepare for Americas T20s next year. This helps. The real benefit should be T20I matches against the hosts as part of the quad followed by 3 List A matches. Oman will win the World Cup League 2 so they will provide the kind of test Canada needs against a top Associate.

Everyone benefits. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain get T20Is against stronger sides. Oman remains active. Canada prepares for an immediate and important tournament and can assess where they stand for expected qualifiers in 2023.

Edit:
Desert Cup T20 now showing as a double round robin tournament with match days November 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and final/3rd place matches on the 21st. Lots of opportunity to try different players.
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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by ray » Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:14 am

Canada's schedule: https://czarsportzauto.com/challenge-league-a/

Dec 4 vs Qatar
Dec 6 vs Singapore
Dec 9 vs Denmark
Dec 12 vs Vanuatu
Dec 13 vs Malaysia

Following the Oman tour Canada will be physically prepared. They only need the focus to finish the job. Canada's only slip-up in the tournament came in Malaysia in a rain-shortened match so they will need to guard against complacency.

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Victorian » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:04 pm

This is exactly what I thought the schedule would be. If Canada played Singapore in the first game and won, then there would be no possible drama in the tournament. If Canada and Singapore played the last game it would be a meaningless game. There is a remote chance that Qatar could defeat Canada but I doubt it and Singapore has to win their first game. Don't forget Canada also has a big NRR lead and when they play Vanuatu and Malaysia, Canada will know exactly what they need to do which will probably be "nothing". I hope they use all of their players in these games for development.

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Victorian » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:12 pm

Desert Cup T20 now showing as a double round robin tournament with match days November 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20 and final/3rd place matches on the 21st. Lots of opportunity to try different players.

Also three T20s and three List A against Oman. I'm glad they're playing on consecutive days. I always wonder why teams need 1-2 days between T20s and 2-3 between ODIs.

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by Victorian » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:14 pm

I don't know how to properly quote another post. It can't be that hard!

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Re: Canada @ 2022 Challenge League A (3rd round)

Post by ray » Mon Nov 14, 2022 12:54 pm

Navneet Dhaliwal and Akhil Kumar are out, Jeremy Gordon is in.

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