Former Warriors and Eagles wicketkeeper-batsman Davy Jacobs has taken the reins as Canada’s national cricket captain.
Jacobs is captaining Canada in the West Indies’ Super50 Cup and will assist the country to qualify for the next T20 World Cup, which will be held in 2020.
In their opening match, Canada lost to a strong West Indies B side which included Marlon Samuels, who scored 101 to help the side to 302-8 off their 50 overs. Jacobs could manage only 13 off 13 balls, although Canada did put up a strong fight, finishing on 292-8 off their 50 overs to lose by just 10 runs.
Born in Klerksdorp, the 35-year-old Jacobs has played 91 first-class matches (top score 218), 107 List A matches and 83 T20s.
He retired from pro cricket in 2015, after which he relocated to Canada where he works as the head coach of Ontario’s cricket academy and is part of the playing staff.
Jacobs played for South Africa ‘A’ and also captained the SA Sixes side in their 2009 Hong Kong Sixes triumph.
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