Garamuts all-rounder Kevau living his dream of rep cricket


It was always a dream of national Under-19 men’s cricket team all-rounder Rasan Kevau to play the sport.
He is living his dream, but at the same time working towards his future of hopefully becoming part of the Kumul Petroleum Papua New Guinea Barramundis.
“My dream was to be in the U19 team and then make it as a Barramundis player,” the 18-year-old said.
“I look up to Barramundis captain Assad Vala.
“I just like the way he plays his games.
“When I was small, I watched cricket on TV.
“I always watched how the international players played.
“Now I still watch and have role models from other countries.
“My role model in batting is Australian opening batter David Warner and in bowling it’s Mitchell Starc who is also an Australian cricketer.
“I admire how they play.”
The young cricketer, from Hanuabada village, National Capital District, has been playing for about three years now.
He had been playing at the Badili Wanderers cricket club before being scouted as a potential U19 all-rounder.
Cricket has given Kevau a dream and something to work for.
Since he is not in the formal education system, he has focused on cricket.
As Kevau and team arrived in the West Indies, he said the team were ready for the World Cup.
“I think our team are ready to take on the international sides,” he said.
“I hope to make my country and my family proud.”