Canada news September 3, 2011

Aulakh included in Canada squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

The uncapped pace bowler Manny Aulakh has been included in Canada's squad for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup game against Ireland and the two ODIs that follow against the same opposition.

The 19-year-old Aulakh was part of Canada's Under-19 squad that played the recent ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier and was joint-highest wicket-taker with 21 wickets from nine games. The 14-man squad, led by Jimmy Hansra, also includes Nitish Kumar, 17, who makes a comeback to the side, after missing Canada's recent home series with Afghanistan as he was part of the U-19 squad at the Qualifier.

The team will play a two-day warm-up match in Toronto on September 6 and 7. The Intercontinental Cup game will be played in Dublin from September 13-16 and will be followed by the two ODIs on September 19 and 20.

Canada squad: Jimmy Hansra (capt), Rizwan Cheema, Harvir Baidwan, Usman Limbada, Hamza Tariq (wk), Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Junaid Siddiqui, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Khurram Chohan, Manny Aulakh, Nitish Kumar, Zahid Hussain.