Canada Under 19s in Sri Lanka ahead of World Cup

Mississauga’s Abraash Khan is captain of Canada’s Under 19 team. (Picture by Mahesh Abeyewardene)

Mississauga’s Abraash Khan is captain of Canada’s Under 19 team. (Picture by Mahesh Abeyewardene)

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Canada’s Under 19 team flew out to Sri Lanka for a crucial practice camp ahead of the World Cup in Bangladesh later this month.

Canada was limited to indoor practices during the winter months, a common disadvantage associated with cricketers from this region.

The move to play in Sri Lanka will be huge boost for the team captained by Mississauga’s Abraash Khan and coached by Errol Barrow. Acclimatizing to South Asian conditions will be a major factor as all the teams in their group are based in the region.

Canada will play its first match of the World Cup against Sri Lanka in Sylet on January 28 followed by Pakistan on the 30th and Afghanistan on February 1.

The Canadian squad has three players of Sri Lankan heritage, Bhavindu Adhihetty, Thursaanth Anantharajah, and Prushoth Wijayaraj.

Canada Squad: Abraash Khan (capt.), Bhavindu Adhihetty, Thursaanth Anantharajah, Akash Gill, Abdul Haseeb, Prushoth Wijayaraj, Suliman Khan, Arslan Khan, Mamik Luthra, Miraj Patel, Shlok Patel, Kurt Ramdath, Sarbot Sivia, Harsh Thaker, Amish Taploo.