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Kenya names squad for under-19 cricket Would Cup

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Kenya are placed in a tough group ‘A’ which comprises  defending champions West Indies, hosts ...
Kenya are placed in a tough group ‘A’ which comprises  defending champions West Indies, hosts New Zealand and 2014 champions South Africa.PHOTO/COURTESY

Kenya has named a 15-man team for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup slated for January 6- February 4, 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Some 16 teams are participating in next year’s championship where Kenya is making their return to the showpiece after a long absence.

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Kenya are placed in a tough group ‘A’ which comprises  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.

Kenya will open its 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.

Full squad

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.

Technical bench

Jimmy Kamande- head coach,

Josphat Irungu- assistant coach

Sunil Sarkar -team manager’

Moses Muturi –physiotherapis

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