Name: Mihir Patel
DOB: November 1, 2002
Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ontario Canada
Playing Role: Batting Allrounder
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RFM

Having just recently celebrated his 19th Birthday
on November 1, 2002, Canada’s Squad captain
Mihir Patel, will be seeking to lead from the front
by becoming one of the 2022 ICC U19 World Cup’s
most outstanding performers. As a right-handed batting allrounder
who is also a very useful right-arm fast medium
bowler, Patel certainly has the credentials to do so.

Known as Migi and/or Migs to his teammates, a nickname
that resulted from a former Coach’s mispronunciation
of Mihir, Patel will bring to the 2022 tournament his
previous U19 World Cup experience. He was a member
of the Canadian team which participated at the 2020 U19
World Cup, that was held in South Africa.

As the youngest member of the Canadian 2020 U19
World Cup squad Patel made a most impressive debut,
scoring 90 not out against the UAE in his very first
appearance in National team colors. He also went on
to become Canada’s highest run scorer for the entire
tournament.

As a York University student who also enjoys reading,
watching movies and somewhat surprisingly for a
young man still in his teens, cooking, Mihir Patel’s first
involvement with cricket was a youngster trying to emulate
the feats of his father and elder brother who were both
active cricketers. Family matches in the parking lot of
the condominium apartment where they lived, served as
the very first avenue for the expression of his prodigious
natural talent which quickly became obvious to all.

Mihir lists India’s legendary Sachin Tendulkar as his
favorite cricketer of all-time, not only because of his
demonstrated longevity as one of the greatest batsman
the game has ever seen, but also as well for the impact
he had on both the sport and his country, He, however,
now likens his playing role to that of India’s Shaman Gill
based on their shared similarities for playing pull shots
and wristy drives as their favorite strokes.

All eyes will indeed be on Mihir Patel at the 2022
Caribbean hosted ICC U19 World Cup, as he seeks
to lead Canada to its best ever performance at the
tournament. In doing so he will also be seeking to have an even
more outstanding tournament with his own personal performances
than he did in South Africa at the 2020 World Cup.