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19-Dec-2017 10:05:00 GMT
2018 ICC U-19 World Cup

Kenya names squad for U19 Cricket World Cup

Nairobi: Cricket Kenya on Sunday (December 17) announced a 15-member squad for the 2018 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, scheduled to get underway across seven venues around New Zealand next month.

Kenya is placed in a tough Group A alongside Windies, the defending champions, New Zealand and South Africa.

“I am very excited as a coach to take this group to New Zealand," Jimmy Kamande, the team coach, told The Star. "They are massively talented with the potential for even greater things. I’m confident we have picked a combination that will give us the desired results.”

The players are currently undergoing training at Sikh Union grounds in Nairobi as part of a nine-day camp which includes a number of practice matches.

The squad will fly out to Sydney on December 28, where it will play two friendly matches against Sydney Thunders before moving to Christchurch.

Kenya will play its first match against South Africa at Lincoln Green in Christchurch on January 14, before taking on New Zealand at Hagley Oval on January 17 and Windies on January 20.

The team qualified for the U19 CWC in July, through the ICC Africa Under-19 World Cup qualifiers, which was contested by four teams - Ghana, Botswana, Uganda and Kenya.

Kenya U19 squad: Aman Gandhi, Dennis Musyoka, Aveet Desai, Rene Were, Thomas Ochieng, Sachin Bhudia, Ankit Hirani, Sukhdeep Singh, Jasraj Kundi, Jayant Mepani, Jay Doshi, Maxwel Ager, Gérard Mwendwa, Sidhart Vasudev, Abhishekh Chidambaran; Reserves: Minal Kerai, Viraj Patel.

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