Canada Cricket Team Guide
The Canada cricket team is an associate member of the ICC, they are governed by Cricket Canada. Due to them being established ICC members, they have participated in a range of tournaments and coemptions including the ICC Champions Trophy, ICC ODI Cricket World Cup and the Men’s T20 World Cup.
History Of The Canada Cricket Team
The Canada cricket team has been an ICC associate member since 1968. Surprisingly to many, Canada participated in the first ever international cricket match against the USA in New York in 1844. Canada qualified for the second edition of the World in 1979 by coming second in the ICC trophy to the Sri Lanka national cricket team. Canada would have to wait until 2003 to feature in another ICC ODI Cricket World Cup, however they did also appear in the 2007 and 2011 tournaments.
Where Does The Canada Cricket Team Play?
Canada has two grounds approved by the ICC to play One Day Internationals, both in Toronto. These include the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club Ground and the Maple Leaf Cricket Club.
Former Captains Of The Canada Cricket Team
Wicket keeper batsman Ashish Bagai captained the Canada cricket team in more ODI’s than anyone else, 27. Born in Delhi, moving to Canada at the age of 11 he performed well at the 2011 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup, scoring 64 Not Out in a winning cause against Kenya then 84 against the New Zealand national cricket team.
John Davison made a name for himself during the 2003 World Cup scoring the then quickest century in World Cup history at the time, just 67 balls, against the West Indies cricket team. He also scored a quickfire 50 against the New Zealand national cricket team. Davison went on to captain the Canada cricket team from 2006-2007.
Top Run Scorers In Canada Cricket Team History
Ashish Bagai has most runs for the Canada cricket team, scoring 1964 ODI runs between 2003-2013.
Top Wicket Takers In Canada Cricket Team History
Right arm medium fast bowler Henry Osinde took 45 ODI wickets for the Canada cricket team between 2006-2013.
Memorable Games For The Canada Cricket Team
Canada’s finest victory was unarguably during the 2003 World Cup when they defeated full ICC member Bangladesh at Durban. Batting first Canada made 180 all out with Ian Billcliff top scoring with 42 from 63 balls. Austin Codrington was the hero during the Bangladesh reply taking 5/27 as the Canadians pulled off a stunning victory by 60 runs. It was the first World Cup match Canada had played in since 1979, what a way to return by beating the prestigious Bangladesh national cricket team.
John Davison lit up a game later in the same tournament against the West Indies. Davison, who was born in British Columbia but moved to Australia as a child and went on to play first clash state cricket for Victoria and South Australia. He scored 111 in Durban as Canada were bowled out for 202. His score was impressive but more so his strike rate, the innings lasted just 76 balls with him hitting 8 fours and 6 sixes, his century was the fastest ever in a World Cup at the time. The West Indies cricket team easily chased down the runs in just over 20 overs. Brian Lara top scored with 73 off just 40 deliveries but it was Davisons day as he helped put the Canadian cricket team on the world map.