Pepsi International Cricket Council Americas U19 Division 2 Championships Preview - Suriname
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:35 PM
As we move into the final 24 leading into the Pepsi International Cricket Council Americas U19 Division 2 Championships we turn our attention to one of the favourites to take home the silverware, Cayman Islands.
Captain Edward Bodden has set high expectations for his group "It is an honor to be leading the Cayman Islands U/19 team in this competition. I am extremely excited for this opportunity. My team has trained very hard over the last six weeks and hopefully we can put out our best performances. There are only three of us who has played regionally but I hope that my team will come together and make ourselves and country proud. I wish to thank our parents, teachers, coaches and the CICA for the faith placed in us"
Bodden is a class right hand batsman, known to take on opposition attacks with his aggressive style. A part-time off spinner, Bodden is also renowned for drying up the runs during the middle of the innings. Although a star batsman, his ability with the ball may decide whether Cayman Islands is successful at this tournament.
Another spinner, left arm orthodox Hakim Murray will be Bodden's partner in crime. Working together, these two can quickly steal 5 overs off the opposition throughout the middle of the innings. With the bat, H. Murray has the ability to turn the strike over, accumulating runs at a damagingly quick pace.
His brother Karim Murray is another to keep an eye on. A right arm quick, K. Murray is renowned for his consistency. An uncanny ability to tie down the top order is his strength and any batsmen looking to dictate this young bowler will have a very tough time. A handy lower order batsman, K. Murray loves to hit a long ball, so don't park around the fence when he struts to the crease!
This Cayman Islands side is light on experience, but come with an impressively talented group of cricketers ready to take on all comers.