Name: Anoop Singh Chima
Date of Birth: December 20, 2002
City & Country of Birth: Toronto, Canada
Player Role: Top Order Batsman. Wicket-Keeper
Batting Style: RHB
Born December 20, 2002, Anoop Singh Chima’s
2021 19th Birthday celebrations would have been
made that much more joyous. Reason being of
course, his most recent selection as Team Canada’s
wicket-keeper for the forthcoming, January 14 –
February 5, 2022, ICC World Cup.
Known affectionately as Snoopy to friends and family, Anoop will be seeking
to make his 2022 World Cup experience as the first,
internationally competitive, step towards the fulfillment
of his stated ambition to eventually become the very
best in the world.
Anoop’s active involvement with cricket started at age 5,
as a member of the Toronto Cricket Academy (TCA).
His interest had been generated from watching televised
International matches in the company of his father
and grandfather, a very simple initial exposure which
spawned a love and passion for the game that intensified
with each step of his subsequent, further involvement.
In addition to becoming a valued playing member of the
TCA’s teams, Anoop’s development was also boosted
significantly by his student enrollment at England’s
Repton school. His time spent in England opened a world
of ultra exciting cricket related opportunities. Foremost
amongst those were his inclusions as a playing member
of the Ticknall Cricket Club and even more prestigiously
the Derbyshire Cricket Club’s 2nd XI.
Anoop made his Derbyshire 2nd XI in 2019 at the
impressively very young age of only 16. During his debut
year he also had the opportunity of actually playing on
the hallowed of Lord’s, cricket’s globally acknowledged
and universally accepted unofficial home.
As a top order batsman and wicket-keeper, Anoop not
surprisingly now likens his game to that of England’s Jos
Butler. India’s Virat Kholi, however, reigns at the very top
of the list of Anoop’s all-time favorite cricketers. Kholi’s
obvious passion for the game as well as his demonstrated
ability to score “a shedload of runs” are the reasons
Anoop cites for making him first choice as his all-time