Divya Saxena has been appointed captain of the Canadian
National Women’s team for its participation in the Brazil-hosted
International Cricket Council’s (ICC) October 13 – 16, 2022
South American Championships. Canada will be making its debut at the
tournament as a specially invited team. Argentina, Peru and hosts Brazil
will be the other three participating teams.
Born 16 September 1993 in Kenya, and having previously represented
her birthland in international cricket, Divya
Saxena now plays for the Canadian National
Women’s team as an all-rounder.
On 7 October 2021, Saxena was named vice-captain
of the Canada team squad selected
for the 2021 ICC Women’s T20 World
Cup Americas Qualifier, to be played later
that month at the Reforma Athletic Club in
Naucalpan, Mexico. She made her WT20I
debut for Canada on 18 October 2021,
against Argentina. She opened the
batting, top scored for the match
with 70*, and was awarded player
of the match, which Canada won
by 72 runs.
Three days later, on 22 October
2021, in Canada’s second match
against Argentina, Saxena again
opened the batting, and top
scored for the match with 39*.
Once again, Canada won the match,
by 9 wickets, and again, Saxena was
player of the match.
On 24 October 2021, against the
United States, Saxena opened the
batting and top scored for the match
with 40 runs to guide Canada to
victory by seven runs At the end of
the tournament, she was also named
MVP for scoring 180 runs in six
innings and being not out in three
of them. Canada nevertheless
finished only third; the United
States was the winner.