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My Name is Nitish Kumar

Nitish Roenick Kumar is a Canadian cricketer who was the former captain of the Canada national cricket team. Kumar was appointed as the national men’s team captain in October 2016 at the age of 22. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off spin. After representing the country at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in January, Kumar made his One Day International debut the following month, becoming the second-youngest player in the history of ODIs. When Canada participated in the 2011 World Cup Kumar became the youngest player to feature in the tournament. He played his first Twenty20 International in March 2012.

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Born: May 21, 1994

Height: 5ft 10in

Hometown:  Canada

Nickname: Ronnie, Nits

Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Batting: Right Handed Batsman

Role: All Rounder

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TIMELINE

2008

Clico International Under-15 Cricket Championships

●Captained and represented America's region.

2009 (July)

Represented Canada Under-19 at the ICC U19 World Cup

Represented Canada Under-19 at the ICC U19 World Cup Qualifiers in Toronto. Canada ended Up qualifying for the World Cup.

2009 (August)

(Intercontinental Cup vs. Kenya)

First-Class debut for Canada age 15 (Intercontinental Cup vs. Kenya)

2010 (January)

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand

●First-ever win against a Full member nation for Canada, defeating Zimbabwe by 10 runs in the group stages.
●Man of the Match vs. Papua New Guinea in the 11th place Play-off game.

2010 (February)

Tour of UAE vs Afghanistan

●Maiden First-Class fifty against Afghanistan in Sharjah, ending up with 74 off 182 balls
●ODI debut vs Afghanistan in Sharjah
○Third youngest player ever (15yrs & 273d)
World Cricket League in The Netherlands

2011 (Feb-April)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

●Youngest player to ever play in a World Cup game vs. Zimbabwe (16yrs & 283d)
●Featured in warm-up games against England and Bangladesh
●Featured in group stage games against Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Australia

2011 July

ODI series and Intercontinental Cup vs. Ireland in Toronto

2011 August

ICC U19 World Cup Qualifier in Ireland

●Fourth highest run-scorer (370 runs at an avg. 46.25)
●Two hundred and one fifty; highest of 150 vs PNG

2012

ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in UAE

●Player of the match vs. PNG ( 50 runs off 44 balls)

2013

Maiden first class hundred vs. UAE in Toronto

●103 runs of 142 balls

2014

ICC World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand

●Second highest run-scorer for Canada; two fifties in the tournament

2014 February

ICC U19 World Cup in UAE

●Captained the Canada U19 team at the World Cup
●Back to back fifties against South Africa U19 and West Indies U19

2014-2017

Move to Loughborough University

●Represented the Loughborough MCCU cricket team all three years whilst at Loughborough
●Vice captained the team in my third year
●119 off 122 balls vs Kent (2015)
●59 off 77 balls Vs Leicestershire CC (2016)
●First-Class hundred vs. Northamptonshire 141 odd 145 balls (2017)
●57 off 64 balls vs Derbyshire CC (2017)
●Represented Loughborough MCCU at the Redbull Campus Cricket World Finals
○Accumulated 200 runs in 5 innings with a highest of 97
●Played Challenge League finals at Lord’s in 2017 (scored 77)

2016 August

Caribbean Premier League

●Drafted by the Saint Lucia Zouks
●Appeared in the opening game against Trinbago Knightriders and St Kitts & NevisPatriots

2016 September

Appointed the Captain of the Canadian National Team

2017

ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Uganda

●Finished Second, qualified for World Cricket league Division Two

2018 Summer

Inaugural Global T20 Canada

●Drafted by the Toronto Nationals
●Featured in all the games
●55 runs off 37 against Edmonton Royals
●Match winning 46 runs off 23 balls (Man of the Match)
●Selected in the team of the tournament

2019 Summer

Global T20 Canada

●Drafted by the Brampton Wolves

2019 October

ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in UAE

●Maiden T20 international fifty against Jersey (83 off 36 balls)
●Three consecutive fifties and man of the match awards to start the tournament against Jersey, Nigeria, and Ireland.
●Leading run-scorer in the group stages with 245 runs in 6 innings, avg of 49)

2019

Fifth highest T20 International average

Fifth highest T20 International average in 2019 with 42.12 (337 runs in 10 innings)

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