September 28, 2008


Canadians Down Under

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tony Munro

Trevin Bastiampillai blossomed on day two to make 71 runs
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One member each from Canadian men's and women's national teams will each spend the northern hemisphere winter playing club cricket in Sydney.

Trevin Bastiampillai, the Sri Lankan-born batsman,who has played six first-class matches and five ODIs for Canada, will play with Blacktown in the Sydney Grade competition.

Nineteen-year-old Monali Patel, from Tranzac CC in the Toronto & District league, will play for St George-Sutherland in the Sydney women's competition.

Mathew Varghese is sub-editor (stats) at Cricinfo

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Mathew Varghese
Sub-editor (stats) After graduating in Economics from St Xavier's College, Mathew Varghese did a journalism course before joining Cricinfo. Born and brought up in Bombay, Mathew thought hailing from the same city as Sachin Tendulkar would automatically make him inherit some of the genius. Sadly, besides a low grip on the bat handle, he acquired nothing else. He still dreams of being the perfect cricketer - a Bradmanesque batsman who can blend aggression with dour defence; a bowler who can perform the roles of McGrath, Lee and Warne; a fielder in the Jonty class; and a captain-cum-coach with an unprecedented record.

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