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Test status granted
First Test match
Captain of Test and ODI teams Rizwan Cheema
Captain of Twenty20
Coach Gus Logie
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking
Test matches
- This year
Last Test match
Wins/losses
- This year
As of 11 February 2012

The Canada cricket team is the national cricket team representing Canada in men's international competition. It is run by Cricket Canada.

While Canada is not sanctioned to play Test matches, the team does take part in One Day International matches and also in first-class games (in the ICC Intercontinental Cup) against other non-Test-playing opposition, with the rivalry against the United States cricket team being as strong in cricket as it is in other team sports. The match between these two nations is in fact the oldest international fixture in cricket, having first been played in 1844.

Canadian cricket has tended to take a lower profile than most other sports, and the team tends to be composed of expatriates from more successful cricketing nations either trying to achieve a level of international experience or having been deemed too old for their respective national teams. The 2003 World Cup squad, for example, contained players born in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and the West Indies.

Perhaps the most successful exponent of Canadian cricket has been all-rounder John Davison. Davison was born in Canada but played club and – occasionally – first class cricket in Australia, achieving a reputation as something of a journeyman. Taking advantage of his Canadian birth, he became a regular in the national squad. At the 2003 World Cup, Davison hit the fastest century in tournament history against the West Indies in what was ultimately a losing cause. One year later, in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against the USA, he proved the difference between the two sides taking 17 wickets for 137 runs (the best haul in first-class cricket since England's Jim Laker took 19 wickets in 1956) as well as scoring 84 runs of his own.

Current squad

Current squad

The following table lists the 15 players in Canada's squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
Name Darren Ramsammy Age Batting Style Bowling Style ODI matches FC matches Notes
Batsmen
Ruvindu Gunasekera 27 LHB LB 12 6
Jimmy Hansra 33 RHB OB 17 4
Nitish Kumar 24 RHB OB 10 5
Usman Limbada 29 RHB RM 7 1
Hiral Patel 27 RHB SLA 18 4
Zubin Surkari 38 RHB RM 23 8
Tyson Gordon 31 LHB RFM 3
All-rounders
Rizwan Cheema 40 RHB RM 31 7
Raza-ur-Rehman 32 RHB LMF
Rajat Shah 26 RHB RM
Wicket-keepers
Hamza Tariq 28 RHB 3 4
Bowlers
Manny Aulakh 26 RHB RFM 1
Salman Nazar 27 LHB SLA
Henry Osinde 40 RHB RFM 40 21
Junaid Siddiqui 33 RHB LB 3 1


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