Leverock to bowl against world’s top batsmen
Top Bermuda cricketer Kamau Leverock has been chosen to bowl against the Australian and England teams in the lead-up to the second AshesTest to be held at Lords between July 18-22.
The Bermuda national team all-rounder will get chance to outfox some of the best batsmen in the world in net practice in a Test series regarded the most prestigious of all.
Leverock is currently training and playing at Horsham Cricket Club in the Sussex Premier League after receiving a National Junior Athlete Sponsorship Scholarship.
The youngster expressed his excitement after being selected.
"To have the chance to bowl to Test cricketers such as Alistair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathon Trott, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin will be a great opportunity to test my skill and see how the best cricketers in the world prepare for a contest such as an Ashes Test match,” he said.
“To also be able to watch world class fast bowlers like James Anderson, Stuart Broad, James Pattinson and Peter Siddle from such a close position, chat with them and to learn from what they do will be a great opportunity to see if I can develop some of their skills into my game."
Bermuda national coach David Moore stated: "This is a wonderful opportunity for Kamau to continue to develop his game and compete against the best batsmen in the world in net conditions.
“These players will be priming themselves for a massive contest and they will be focused on their game and preparation. Test cricketers take net situations like match situations so bowling to these guys will be like bowling to them in a match.
“It will be a great test of his technical and mental skill and will give him a further understanding of what it takes to play cricket at the highest level.
“Knowing the landscape of these situations, it will be also a wonderful opportunity for Kamau to impress these Test players and coaching staff and further develop his reputation in the UK.
“On tours of this magnitude most of the net bowlers chosen are at least Second XI or Academy players. This is a good indication of the level Kamau is at and I believe he can take opportunities like these and further develop his skill.
"As a coach who has worked with Kamau I am very pleased for him and proud of the progress he is making. He is very passionate about cricket and is working hard to achieve his goals.
“He is committed to his game and self improvement as a cricketer and as a Bermudian and, as a product of the Bermuda Cricket Board National Academy, is a wonderful role model for the young cricketers in Bermuda, particularly the BCBNA athletes."