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Canada - minnows with a blend of youth and experience

Canada - minnows with a blend of youth and experience

8 Feb 2011, Toronto: Preview of Canada

Predicted win odds: Less than 1% Canada has never proceeded past Round 1 despite having appeared in 1979, 2003 and 2007. They are led by Ashish Bagai and coached by former Sri Lanka wicket keeper Pubudu Dassanayake.

They have a world Cup win-loss record of 1-11. Their key players are hard hitting batsman John Davison who smashed several memorable knocks in the 2003 world cup with the fastest century in that edition.

Strengths: Has selected several young attacking batsman such as Gunasekera in its squad. A lack of expectations may enable them to surprise some teams

Weaknesses: Lack of experience and real bowling firepower.

Canada World Cup squad: Ashish Bagai (captain), Rizwan Cheema (vice-captain), Harvir Baidwan, Khurram Chauhan, John Davison, Parth Desai, Tyson Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Amabhir Hansra, Nitish Kumar, Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Balaji Rao, Zubin Sarkari, Karl Whatham

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