Saudi Arabia Under-19 cricket team

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Saudi Arabia Under-19s
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Coach: Mansoor Akhtar
Manager: Nidal Khan
First-class debut:  Malaysia
in 2005
at Kirtipur, Nepal

The Saudi Arabia Under-19 cricket team represent the country of Saudi Arabia in Under-19 international cricket.

Saudi Arabia's first international competition at U-19 level was the 2005 ACC Under-19 Cup. After this, in 2008, they took part in the first ever ACC Under-19 Challenge Cup and were outright winners, beating Bhutan in the finals.[1] This meant they qualified for the 2009 ACC Under-19 Elite Cup which is currently their most recent tournament.

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was selected for the most recent competition, the 2009 ACC Under-19 Elite Cup:[2]

  • Ayoob Shoukath Thottathikulam (Captain)
  • Umair Khan
  • Ali Zaman (Vice-Captain)
  • Mohammad Mohsin
  • Mohammad Abdullah
  • Abdul Salam
  • Faheem Afrad
  • Abdul Waheed
  • Hassan Bukhari
  • Mohammad Ramzan
  • Haris Bashir
  • Akhtar Mohammad
  • Saim Rushdi
  • Abdul Qadir
  • Talal Riaz Khan (Chief Player)

Future[edit]

Due to their final position in the Elite Cup, it is likely that Saudi Arabia will be relegated to the next installment of the Challenge Cup which should take place in 2012. Talal Riaz Khan was the Player of the Jeddah in 2009 But due to the injury he is nt able to play upcoming cups...

References[edit]

  1. ^ SAUDIS FLY HIGH asiancricket.org 17/04/11
  2. ^ ACC U-19 Elite Cup2012 - SAUDI ARABIA asiancricket.org 17/04/11