ICC U19 Asia Div-2 Asia Qualifier starts - By: Syed Mussarat Khalil


Saudi Cricket Team has reached to participate in ICC U19 CWC Asia Division 2 qualifiers, to be hosted by Thailand Cricket from Dec 09th - 14th, 2018.

The 14-members team is leading by wicketkeeper batsman Mohammed Nawazish Jezuli. While Rahat Chaudhary and Sarfraz Ahmad are manager and coach respectively.

Other players are Saud, Abdullah Riaz, Aadil Mahmood Siddiqui, Mohammad Naeem, Ahmed Abdul Waheed Baladraf, Mohammad Taha, Osama Ahmed, Mohammad Abdullah Wasi, Rayyan Azhar, Mohammad Abdul Rahman, Zohaib Asim, Mohammad Yaseen uddin and Imran Ahmed Malik Jalil.

Ten teams are participating in the tournament. They are divided into two groups. Group A is comprising of Hong Kong, Maldives, Bahrain, China and Kuwait and they will be playing the league matches in Chiangmai, while Saudi Arabia, Bhutan, Thailand, Qatar and Oman are placed in group B and playing in Bangkok.

Two top teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals and two finalist will qualify to play Division 1 in 2019.

Nadeem Nadwi Chief Executive, Saudi Cricket and other board officials expressed good wishes for the team's success and hoped that the players would perform to their full potential.

In the first practice match of the tour against Malaysia Cricket Association (MCA), the host won the toss elected to bat and scored 151 for 8 in 32 overs when the match abandoned due to heavy rain. But the second match Saudi Arabia won by 20 runs on D/L. Batting first Saudi U19 scored 233 in 49.3 overs. Captain Mohammad Nawazish scores 57 while Abdullah Riaz contributed 32 with Rayyan Azhar 44. MCA could managed 132 for 8 in 26.2 overs chasing the revised target of 184.

Posted on Dec 10, 18 | 5:29 am