Full name Leon Mehlig
Born September 20, 2003
Current age 16 years 126 days
Major teams Japan Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/42||Japan U19||v UAE U19||Dobsonville||15 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|1/12||Japan U19||v Scot U19||Johannesburg||13 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|0*, 0/18||Japan U19||v Samoa U19s||Sano||2 Jun 2019||Other OD|
A burley fast bowler, Leon Mehlig is another product of the Japanese youth programs, even pre-dating the 2014 introduction of Cricket Blast.
Having lived most of his life in Japan with a Japanese mother and English father, Mehlig was part of the British School Tokyo Lions Club which competed in Under 15 competitions before moving to represent the Chiba My-Ys at Under 19 level.
Bowler of a heavy ball, Mehlig has the propensity for quick spells and will be looking to add consistency to his game in order to become a regular in the Japan Under 19 set up. He was named in the inaugural National Academy in 2018 and played one match in the Under 19 World Cup Regional Qualifiers in 2019. He did enough to make the squad for the World Cup itself in South Africa and has the opportunity to be a key player in 2022 when he will still be just 18.