Pepsi International Cricket Council Americas U19 Division 2 Championships Preview - Argentina
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 6:06 PM
With the Pepsi International Cricket Council Americas U19 Division 2 Championships around the corner, while the teams make their last minute preparations, we're taking some time out to have a look at their squads.
Today's focus is on Argentina, a country with a long, proud history and a hunger to succeed. Husain Gonzalo will captain the Argentinian team, drawing on his previous international experience and is expected to figure heavily throughout the tournament.
He will be ably supported Tomy Marinozzi, one of the more experienced players in the group having previous experience with the National Team. Marinozzi is a hard hitting left handed opening batsman who is making great progress not only through his batting, but also as a wicket keeper. If Marinozzi fires early, this could spell trouble for even the most established bowlers.
Another previous international representative looking to make his mark at the tournament is all-rounder Martin Peralta. Peralta, a spitting image of the great Sachin Tendulkar, is highly regarded in Argentina who are hoping his physical likeness translate into on-field performances resembling the Little Master. Peralta is a handy bowler, with the ability to move the ball both ways, will be handful for opposition's middle orders.
Francisco Herran will lead the Argentinian bowling attack. Herran mixes his pace with fantastic control and will likely rattle a few bones in the top order. Not content with opening the bowling, Herran is also a powerful middle order batsman and is electric in the field. As an international debutant, his ability to calm his nerves will determine his influence on this tournament.
Overall, Argentina are armed with an experienced and highly talented squad, which bodes well for their tilt at the silverware.