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Interview with Gregory Sewdial...

What are you looking forward to most in this tournament?

Having the great fortune of being in a World Cup; this alone makes me extremely grateful because I know not a lot of people get to experience this in their lifetime. I will do my best to make full use of my opportunity and not take anything for granted. By having much individual success it will result much team success.

Gregory Sewdial in the field during the ICC Under-19 tournament in Canada, earlier this year. (Photo by Shiek Mohamed)

Tell us about the first time you put on a USA cap?
At a tender age of 15, I was selected as the under 15 captain for my country for the United States’ involvement in the ICC’s U15 Americas Cup. (August 2006) We went on to win the competition defeating Bermuda and Canada. This was a great achievement for me.

Have you met any of your cricket heroes?
Yes, I have met Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Ronnie Sarwan and Shiv Chanderpaul.

Where do you see USA finishing in the ICC Under-19 Tournament?
Before we analyze the end, team USA will work hard at everything we do. We will not be taken lightly and are a force to be reckoned with. With the full support of our players and management party I believe we have what it takes to vastly move on to the further stages of the tournament.

Do you have any particular goals you want to achieve in your career?
To play the game of cricket for a living some day.

Who have been the biggest influences on you as a player?
My father. He has taught me everything I know on and off the field. Without him, I am nothing.

Who is your idol growing up?
Brian Charles Lara. He, in my opinion is the greatest batsman to have ever walked the face of the earth.

Do you have a curfew?

Do you have a nickname?

What other sport do you play?
I also played high school varsity basketball and was the captain for my school’s varsity baseball team. I also play American football and a bit of soccer, table tennis and I swim a bit as well.

What other sport would you had prefer to play beside cricket?
I consider myself to be a very good baseball player, so therefore baseball.

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