Kemyan-born Sheel Patel: The Kid With Sky High Cricket Ambitions!

Name: Sheel Jayantkumar Patel
DOB: August, 29, 2004
Birth Country,City: Eldoret, Kenya
Playing Role: All-Rounder
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: LHOS

Known affectionately to his teammates as
“Sheely,” seventeen-year old Kenyan-born
Sheel Jayantkumar Patel is one of the youngest
members of Canada’s 2022 U19 World Cup 15 member
squad. As a now genuine allrounder who is as equally
talented as a batsman as he is as a bowler, Patel began
his Canadian cricket career at age 6 as a student of the
Tranzac Cricket Academy.

Encouraged to do so by his elder brother who was
also a Tranzac Academy student, Patel’s initial interest
in cricket was only for the fun it provided. That soon,
however, proved itself to be insufficient to maintain
his interest. As such it wasn’t long before he’d quit to
pursue soccer in which he was far more actively involved
at the time.

After a 5-6 year hiatus, Patel eventually returned to
both cricket and Transzac. He was inspired to do so as
a direct result of having witnessed live, the 2016 T20
World Cup semi-final between India and Australia which
was played in Mohali.

In the time since Patel’s further development as a
Canadian cricketer has experienced a meteoric rise. His
best performance to date has been the 150 he scored
in a Provincial final. He then immediately followed his
outstanding batting with an even more impressive
bowling performance, opening the attack and taking 6
wickets for just 5 runs to rout his opponents for just 23
all out.

Patel has now set some impressively lofty ambitions
for his cricket career. Ultimately he wants to become
a valued member of the Canadian Senior Men’s team,
his future vision for which would be its participation in
a World Cup Final played at either Adelaide, Edgbaston,
Lords, Mohali, Sydney or Wankhede.

More immediately he also now wants to be one of the
leading key players at the forthcoming U19 World Cup,
who by his outstanding performances will help Canada
to not only progress beyond the Preliminary Round but

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