Kevau looks to follow Barras’s Pokana


ASPIRING Papua New Guinea Under-19 paceman Karoho Kevau says he wants to play like Barramundis bowler Nosaina Pokana.
“I want to play like Nosaina Pokana because he’s a left arm bowler like me,” the 18-year-old said.
Naturally, young Kevau’s dream is to one day graduate to become a fully-fledged Kumul Petroleum PNG Barramundis player. And it’s no wonder he looks to Barras bowler Nosaina for inspiration.
Playing for Pari cricket club at the age of seven, Kevau said making the PIH U19 Garamuts side had been one of his proudest moments.
“I loved cricket from a young age,” Kevau said.
“When I was picked, I was very happy and proud.
“My family was very happy for me too.”
He is not the only one in his family to represent PNG in cricket.
Kevau said he was following in his cousin Vagi Kalo’s footsteps who also made the U19 PNG cricket team a few years back.
Kevau said he was proud to carry that legacy through.
As the U19 team continues to train hard and prepare for their World Cup games in the West Indies, Kevau encouraged his teammates to simply go out and play well.
That is the same talk he gives himself.
“Yes, I’m ready for the World Cup,” he said.
“I just want to go there and play well and one day become a Barramundis player, just like Nosaina.
“I want to experience playing other international teams. I look forward mostly to playing against Pakistan.”
The Pari native said the team had been through intense training before they left Port Moresby, especially the last weeks and so when he had time for himself, he spent as much of it as he could resting.