Full name Reiji Suto
Born April 18, 2003
Current age 16 years 281 days
Major teams Japan Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|-||Japan U19||v UAE U19||Dobsonville||15 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|0||Japan U19||v Scot U19||Johannesburg||13 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|17||Japan U19||v Vanuatu U19||Sano||3 Jun 2019||Other OD|
|13*||Japan U19||v Samoa U19s||Sano||2 Jun 2019||Other OD|
Best known for grabbing the trophy and being the centre of the celebration photos as Japan won the Under 19 World Cup East Asia Pacific Regional Qualifier in 2019, hosted in his home city of Sano.
However Suto's all-round ability enabled him to play a handy support role across the tournament and was enough to earn him a place in the travelling team for the World Cup in South Africa.
Suto is another product of the Sano junior program, having learned the game in the Cricket Blast program for Under 12s and then being a key player for the Sano Braves Under 15 and 19s team, even captaining the team occasionally.
Although likely to be limited to a support role in South Africa, Suto has time on his side and may get another chance on the world stage if Japan can qualify for the next Under 19 Word Cup in 2022.