MOHAMMED ABDULMUMUNI TAIWO

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Date of birth

 

JUNE 3RD -2002

 

City and country of birth

 

LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA

 

Playing role in the team (specialist bowler/batter/all-rounder)

 

THE VICE-CAPTAIN (BOWLING ,ALL-ROUNDER)

 

Batting Style (RHB/LHB)

 

LEFT HAND BATMAN(LHB)

 

Bowling Style (e.g. RFM)

 

LEFT ARM MEDIUM

 

Domestic team/s

 

IBEJU LEKKI CRICKET CLUB

Have you played first-class cricket? If yes, details please (team/date of debut/highlights) NO
 

Have you previously represented your country in a cricket match/series? If yes, details please

 

YES ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS UAE 2019, ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP AFRICA REGION FINAL UGANDA 2019. U-19 DIVISION 2 IN SOUTH AFRICA AND DIVISION 1 IN NAMIBIA.

 

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

 

NO

 

Last educational institution attended (name of current school/college/university)

 

ONITOLO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, LAGOS STATE

 

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of cricket?

 

MUSIC,READING,DANCING

 

Where and why did you start playing cricket?

CRICKET WAS INTRODUCED TO ME IN MY JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (I STARTED PLAYING CRICKET TO AVOID BEING IN THE CLASS DURING THE READING PERIODS AND MOST TIMES LESSON PERIODS
 

Who is your favourite cricketer of all time and why?

BRIAN LARA (HE IS A FIGHTER AND I FIND HIS STROKES PLAY BETTER THAN ANY OTHER BATSMAN BRIAN WAS SO TALENTED AND ALSO ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CRICKETER OF ALL TIME
 

Which international cricketer would you most liken your playing style to and why?

 

STEVE  SMITH

 

Your best cricketing moment/performance to date?

 

MY BEST CRICKETING MOMENT WAS QUALIFYING FOR THE UNDER19 WORLD CUP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS

MY BEST CRICKETING PERFORMANCE WAS (SCORING 95 RUNS OF 98 BALLS AGAINST GHANA IN THE UNDER19 DIV 2  QUALIFIERS SOUTH AFRICA 2018,

TAKING FOUR(4) WICKETS AGAINST UGANDA IN THE UNDER19 DIV1 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS NAMIBIA 2019

 

Do you have relatives who have represented your country in cricket before?

 

YES ( TWIN BROTHER)

Do you have relatives who have represented your country in any other sport before?  

YES (MY FATHER)

 

What is your cricketing ambition?

 

FIRSTLY TO BE A SUCCESSFUL PLAYER AND ALSO BE THE FIRST NIGERIAN TO PLAY IN INDIA PREMIER LEAGUE, BIG BASH, AND CARRIBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE AND TO PLAY IN MY DREAM TEAM (CSK) CHENNAI SUPER KINGS.

 

What format of the game attracts and interests you most? Test, ODI or T20? Why?

 

T20-IT’S THE SHORTEST FORMAT THAT REQUIRES A PROPER GAME PLAN AND IT ALSO REQUIRE USING THE BRAIN

 

What are you aiming to achieve from the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup?

 

SURPRISING THE WORLD ONCE AGAIN BY LIFTING THE WORLD CUP TROPHY AND WINNING THE BOWLER OF THE SERIES AWARD

 

What would your “walk out” song be?

 

CHIPMUNK FEAT CHRIS BROWN –CHAMPION

 

What was the best cricket match you have ever attended as a fan?

 

NORTH WEST VS BOLAND IN THE INVITATIONAL T20 IN CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

 

What is your favourite cricket ground that you have played on?

 

SENWES PARK, NORTH WEST, PORCHEFSTROOM SOUTH AFRICA, ABU DHABI CRICKET GROUND UAE DUBAI

 

Who is your most admired athlete from a sport other than cricket?

 

EDEN HAZARD

 

Which pro sports teams do you follow?

 

CHELSEA FOOTBALL,  RUGBY(THE SPRINGBOKS)

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

 

LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

 

If you could pick anyone, which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

 

VIRAT KHOLI, TRENT BOULT, BEN STOKES, BARBAR AZAM, EDEN HAZARD

Which international batsman’s wicket would you love to take the most? STEVE  SMITH OF AUSTRALIA
Which international bowler would you love to hit for 6? PAT CUMMINSOF AUSTRALIA