Kenya has named a 15-man team for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup slated for January 6 to February 4, 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
16 teams are participating in this next year’s championship where Kenya are making their return to the showpiece after a long absence. Kenya are placed in a tough group A which comprises of defending champions West Indies, hosts New Zealand and 2014 champions South Africa.
Kenya will play two warm up matches against Canada and India on January 9 and 11 respectively.
The East African side will open their campaign against South Africa on January 14, before taking on New Zealand on January 17, which will be followed by a final group fixture against West Indies on January, 20. The top two teams from the group stage will progress to the quarter finals while the bottom two sides will enter the plate event.
The team comprises Sachin Bhudia (captain), Thomas Ochieng, Ankit Hirani, Abhishekh Chidambaran, Aman Gandhi, Aveet Desai, Dennis Musyoka, Gerard Mwendwa, Jasraj Kundi, Jayant Mepani, Maxwel Ager, Sukhdeep Singh, Jay Doshi, Rene Were and Siddharth Vasudev.
Jimmy Kamande is the head coach, assisted by Josphat Irungu, while Sunil Sarkar will take the team manager’s role. Moses Muturi and Sriram Krishnamurthy are the team’s physiotherapist and consultant respectively.