Fifteen school cricketers from India got an opportunity to bowl to the Indian cricket team during a practice session, as a part of their 16-day long tour in Adelaide, sponsored by the South Australia Tourism Commission (SATC).
Trained by top South Australian cricketer, Cameron Borgas at the world class facilities, the Indian school team—Dream Team 15 boys—comprising 16-17 year old students from different parts of the country also had the privilege of watching the India versus Pakistan match at the Adelaide Oval, besides meeting Australian pace legend Brett Lee.
“It was once in a lifetime opportunity for us to watch India win against their biggest rivals in cricket,” said young members of the team.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said the budding cricketers, during their two-week tour, had displayed talent, determination and enthusiasm.
“The Dream Team also had the opportunity to bowl to the Indian team during a practice session and also met Brett Lee,” Weatherill added.
Commenting on his experience as a coach of the Dream Team, Borgas said, “They are very enthusiastic and they love their cricket. Hopefully one day we will see one or two of them play for India.”
The Dream Team 15 was selected from among more than 2500 applicants from across India. Over 450 applicants were invited to participate in selection trials in Delhi and Mumbai.
The selection of the youngsters from across different schools in India was done through a three-month talent hunt with the help of an independent jury comprising cricketers and professionals including from IPL franchisee Rajasthan Royals.