OLALEYE OLAYINKA ELIJAH

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Date of birth

 

APRIL 31ST 2001

 

City and country of birth

 

IBADAN CITY, NIGERIA

 

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

 

BATING ALL-ROUNDER

 

Batting Style (RHB/LHB)

 

RIGHT HAND BATSMAN

 

Bowling Style (e.g. RFM)

 

RIGHT HAND OFF SPIN

 

Domestic team/s

 

IBEJU LEKKI CRICKET CLUB, LAGOS

 

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, IN NAMIBIA I REPRESENTED MY COUNTRY FOR ICC WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS 2019 AND I WAS AMONG THE TEAM THAT  QUALIFIED OUR COUNTRY TO WORLD CUP
 

Have you represented your country in any other sport before?

 

NO

 

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

 

OKE-OGUN POLYTECHNIC (TOPS) OYO STATE, NIGERIA

 

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of cricket?

 

FOOTBALL

 

Where and why did you start playing cricket?

 

IN SECONDARY SCHOOL ,BECAUSE I LOVE THE GAME WHEN IT WAS INTRODUCED

 

Who is your favourite cricketer of all time and why?

JOE ROOT

THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE HE ALWAYS GIVES ME POSITIVE VIBES ANYTIME AM WATCHING HIM

 

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

 

JOE ROOT

BECAUSE AM USING HIS STYLE OF PLAYING

 

Your best cricketing moment/performance to date?

 

QUALIFYING FOR THE U-19 WORLD CUP AND SCORING 101 RUNS AGAINST SIERRA LEONE IN THE FINALS OF DIVISION 2 AND 110 RUNS AGAINST TANZANIA IN DIVISION 1

 

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

 

NO

 

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

 

NO

 

What is your cricketing ambition?

 

TO PLAY FOR AN ELITE CLUB IN ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA OR AUSTRALIA

 

 

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

 

ODI, I LOVE IT, BECAUSE IS A WAITING GAME AND ALLOWS YOU TO PACE YOUR INNINGS

 

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

 

MY AIM IS TO BECOME THE BATSMAN OF THE TOURNAMENT

 

What would your “walk out” song be?

 

A GOOD HIP-POP SONG

 

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

 

WATCHING THE NORTH WEST ODI TEAM PLAY IN POTCHEFSTROOM

 

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

 

SENWES PARK, POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA

 

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

 

CHRISTIANO RONALDO

 

Which pro sports teams do you follow?

 

MANCHESTER UNITED

 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

 

VISITING SOUTH AFRICA

 

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

 

MY MOTHER, MY FATHER, MY SISTER AND MY 2 BROTHERS

 

Which international batsman’s wicket would you love to take the most?

 

VIRAT KOHLI

 

Which international bowler would you love to hit for 6?

 

MITCHELL STARC