Canadian Cricket Team, representing the national cricket team of Canada is an associate member of International Cricket Council with only ODIs status for a particular period of time i.e. now until 2009 ICC Trophy. It has already participated in the 1979 and 2003 World Cup with not much success in hands.
Though, Canada is yet to receive complete Test and ODIs status but is associated with cricket from a very long time as it is a member of ICC from the year 1968. It played its first record match in 24 th September 1844 against USA and so far appeared in 8 ICC Trophies since 1979 and has a decent performance in the 1979 (Runners up) and 2001 & 2005 (3 rd place).
Placed in the Group-C along with England, Kenya and New Zealand, the team will play its first official ODI of World Cup 2007 match against Kenya against Kenya on 14 th March 2007. With some talented young players like captain John Davison (C), Qaiser Ali & Ashish Bagai the team is capable of offering a fight to any experienced team.
John Davison (C), Qaiser Ali, Ashish Bagai (VC and Wk), Geoff Barnett, Umar Bhatti, Ian Billcliff, Desmond Chumney, George Codrington, Austin Codrington, Anderson Cummins, Sunil Dhaniram, Ashif Mulla (Wk), Henry Osinde, Abdool Samad, Kevin Sandher.
John Davison – 36 year John Davison is known for his attacking batting and that he has already shown in the last World Cup when he scored a stunning 111 from just 76 balls with the help of 6 sixes against two times world champion West Indies. Apart from cementing his place as a middle order batsman his slow right arm spinning makes him a regular wicket taker. He has some experience of playing first-class cricket in Australia and so far has represented Canada in 22 ODIs. As an all-rounder, he is one of the Canadian players to watch out in this World Cup.
Ashish Bagai – Having a fare batting average in both first class and ODIs, Bagai is consider as an all-rounder with sound wicket taking abilities that makes him an important part of the team.
Ian Billcliff – As a hard hitting batsman his presence is crucial in any big event like World Cup. Batsman like him can have the abilities to take any match away from opposition with some firing batting.
Anderson Cummins – At the age of 40 Cumins looks as capable as of any other young players in his team and his experience in first-class cricket is crucial for taking Canadian fortune ahead.
Qaiser Ali – Though he has played only 11 ODIs, but he had already shown his talent with the smashing 174 innings against Netherlands in last December and another 91 against Kenya increases his responsibility for the team.
George Codrington – He is the second most senior player in the team and his batting and bowling as a right-arm seamer with good amount of experience in first-class cricket makes him one of the key players in this World Cup.