CALLING TIME by Bertus de Jong • Published on ShareTweet Rath hopes to forge a career in first-class cricket in India. © Getty Hong Kong captain Anshuman Rath has made himself unavailable for the city of his birth ahead of next month’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai, declaring his intention to pursue ambitions in India, hoping to forge a career in first-class cricket. The 21-year-old left-handed opening bat was born in Hong Kong but holds Indian nationality through his parents, who migrated from Odisha in 1994. Rath has represented Hong Kong through age-group level and made his debut for the senior team at the age of just 15, and at just 21 is already regarded as one of the most gifted batsmen in Associates cricket. Averaging over 50 in ODIs, Rath was the lead scorer in the 2015-2017 World Cricket League Championship, where Hong Kong mounted a strong campaign, remaining in contention for the title and a place in the coming CWC ODI Super League until the final round, before narrowly missing out to the Netherlands. After taking over the captaincy from Babar Hayat ahead of the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier, Rath led Hong Kong to victory in the… Read full this story
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