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National Academy U19 & U16 Squads for 2024 Announced

  • 2024-06-15
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  • National Team (Men U19)

We are delighted to confirm a host of new players selected for both the Japan Under 19 and Under 16 National Squads.

The squads have been chosen after monitoring the past performances of players while also factoring in those who impressed at the National Academy Trials and in the Japan Futures League

Age was the primary factor when considering the selection of players, with the ACC Asia Cup 2024 and Under 19 World Cup Qualification tournaments at the forefront of the selectors’ minds. As such, all players need to be born after September 1st 2005.

We are excited to see how the new players develop in the coming years and hope they all have long and successful cricket careers in Japan.

Japan National Academy (Men’s U19)

  • Chihaya Arakawa (Sano Braves / Sano Cricket Club)
  • Archit Choudhury (Tokyo Falcons / Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club)
  • Arpan Choudhury (Tokyo Falcons / Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club)
  • Dylan Kai Fujioka-Fletcher (N/A)*
  • Koji Hardgrave-Abe (Sano Cricket Club)
  • Kirren Hollow (Lions Cricket Club)
  • Hirotake Kakinuma (Sano Braves / Sano Cricket Club)
  • Kazuma Kato-Stafford (Akishima Aviators Cricket Club)
  • Tomoki Kurihara (Sano Braves / Sano Cricket Club)
  • Timothy Moore (Lions Cricket Club / Chiba Sharks Cricket Club)
  • Ryuki Ozeki (Sano Braves / Sano Cricket Club)
  • Daniel Panckhurst (Hong Kong Cricket Club)
  • Nihar Parmar (Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)
  • Aditya Phadke (Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)
  • Nikhil Pol (Tokyo Falcons Cricket Club / Chiba Sharks Cricket Club)
  • Tomo Rear (Lions Cricket Club / Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)
  • Arron Regin (Tokyo Falcons / Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club)
  • Rithvik Sivakumar (Tokyo Falcons Cricket Club / Chiba Sharks Cricket Club)
  • Jack Stavretis (North Balwyn Cricket Club)*
  • Shugo Takasugi (Kawasaki Junior Club / Akishima Aviators)
  • Aarav Tiwari (Kawasaki Knight Riders Cricket Club)
  • Kai Wall (Barron River CC)*
  • Yuto Yageta (Sano Braves / Sano Cricket Club)
  • Kiefer Yamamoto-Lake (Sano Cricket Club)
  • Max Yonekawa-Lynn (Chiba Sharks Cricket Club)
  • Jamie Urano-Fordyce (Chiba Sharks Cricket Club)

To be selected for the Under 16 National Academy Squad players needed to have been born on or after 1st September 2008, as we look towards the ACC East Zone Cup in 2025. 

Japan National Academy (Men’s U16)

  • Suchir Bahuguna (Men in Blue Cricket Club)*
  • Skyler Cook (Streatham Cricket Club)
  • Juto Ball (Lions Cricket Club)
  • Taiga William Hague (Lions Cricket Club)
  • Tetsuji Eric Harrison (Lions Cricket Club)*
  • Charles Hinze (Northern Suburbs Cricket Club)
  • Gabriel Hinze (Northern Suburbs Cricket Club)
  • Montgomery Hinze (Northern Suburbs Cricket Club)
  • Hugo Tani-Kelly (University of Queensland Cricket Club)
  • Ishan Kumar Lal (Tokyo Falcons Cricket Club)
  • Luke Kosuke Mynard (Fleet Cricket Club)
  • Riku Tanaka (Sano Braves)*
  • Vihaan Tiwari (Kawasaki Knight Riders Cricket Club)
  • Sashwat Vannivedu (Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)*
  • Rishaan Harshal Ukhande (GIIS Academy)
  • Aaryan Waduge (Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)
  • Aaryash Waduge (Alpha Quashers Yokohama Cricket Club)
  • Kouki Yoshida (Kawasaki Junior Club / Akishima Aviators Cricket Club)

*Selected for the first time

About the Japan National Academy

  • The Japan National Academy has a Men’s U19 category and a Men’s U16 category. Each category is a group of promising players within each age limit that take part in an annual training program. The aim of the Men’s U19 category is to build an inspirational Men’s U19 Japan National Team while the Men’s U16 category aims to develop the next generation of players. Men’s U19 & U16 Japan National Teams that play International Cricket are selected from both categories of the National Academy.

Players in the Under 19 and Under 16 Squads may be called up to represent Japan at a higher level in international tournaments.

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