Siddh Lad’s Primary Cricket Ambition About To Be Fulfillled!

Name: Siddh Lad
DOB: September 10, 2003
City & Country of Birth: Navsari, India
Playing Role: Wicket-keeper/Opening Batsman
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RH

Playing for Ontario Red in the 2021 U18 Canada
Cup, Siddh Lad was the team’s highest scorer.
He scored 142 runs in four innings batted for a
Tournament average of 47.33 at an 86.59 strike
rate. He also scored the Tournament’s first century, a
108 ball 105 against the Prairies Combined that included
14 fours and 2 sixes.

Born in Gujarat, India, on September 10, 2003, Siddh and
his family moved to Canada in 2008, when he was just 4
years old. Siddh first became interested in playing cricket
two years later at age 6. He started playing with his Dad,
Logesh, in their family home’s basement. While playing
their basement cricket, Siddh got hit on the leg many
times off of Logesh’s bowling. Whenever the weather
allowed they would also go to empty parking lots to play.

It was while he was playing in a Mississauga TD bank
parking lot one day, that Siddh first met the Ontario
Cricket Academy’s Owner and Head Coach, Derek
Perera. After watching Siddh bat for a while, Perera
approached Logesh with the suggestion that Siddh
should get some professional cricket training. As a direct
result of that conversation, Siddh became more actively
involved in cricket at around age 9 after he had joined
the Ontario Cricket Academy. He also journeyed to
India shortly after and was selected for a Baroda Cricket
Association Camp, although he wasn’t allowed to play
any actual matches, because of his Canadian Citizenship.

As a Canadian youth cricketer Siddh’s primary ambition
has always been to represent Canada in the upcoming
Caribbean hosted 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup, which he
will now soon be fulfilling. His performances during the
just concluded 2021 U18 Canada Cup were sufficient
to convince the Canadian National Selectors, all of
whom were in attendance during all five days of the
Tournament, that he should rightfully be a member
of the 2022 U19 World Cup Squad. Beyond the U19
World Cup Siddh also harbours hopes representing
Canada at the National Senior level.

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