Amir Khan

Cockshut Hill School & Knowle & Dorridge CC

Amir is new to the Academy group this year, graduating from our own Emerging Player Programme. He is a left-handed top order batsman, and has the ability to bowl finger spin with both right and left arms.

Amir is in Year 10 at school and has been in the Warwickshire age groups from U10 onwards. He made his debut this year for Knowle & Dorridge 1st XI in the Birmingham League at the age of 14.

Ashish Chakrapani

Solihull School & Hampton & Solihull CC

Ashish is also new to the Academy group, following a very successful 2020 season in the WCCC U18 age group fixtures. He is a free-flowing left handed top order batsman, who makes some fine contributions in the field also.

Ashish has graduated through the county age groups, skill sets and EPP pathway, and has been with Warwickshire from the U10 age group onwards. Ashish is in Year 12 at Solihull School.

Hamza Shaikh

Eden Boys School & Knowle & Dorridge CC

This is Hamza’s second full year on the WCCC Academy. He is a right-handed top order batsman, who has opened for the WCCC U18’s in 2020 as well as in the Birmingham League for his club.

Hamza made his debut in the WCCC 2nd XI in the 2019 season at the age of 13. Hamza is in Year 10 and has represented Warwickshire from U10 onwards, and has also come through the club’s EPP programme.

Roshan Balaji Sumanthi Venkataraman

King Edward’s Aston School & Dorridge CC

This is Roshan’s third year on the Academy, after making excellent progress in county age group and EPP cricket. He is a right-handed top order batsman, and right arm medium pace seam bowler. Roshan has been a mainstay of the WCCC U18’s for the last couple of seasons and made his debut for the WCCC 2nd XI in 2019.

Having moved to Dorridge CC in the 2020 season, he was the 1st XI’s top run scorer, with four half-centuries along the way. Roshan is in his final year at King Edward’s Aston School, and has played for Warwickshire from the U10 age group onwards.

Tazeem Chaudry Ali

Moseley School & Attock CC

This is Tazeem’s debut year in the WCCC Academy. He is in Year 10 at Moseley School, and already plays 1st XI cricket at Attock Cricket Club. Tazeem has played for Warwickshire since the U11 age group; he is a right arm wrist spinner and right-handed batsman.

At the age of 14, Tazeem made his 2nd XI debut in 2020 versus Worcestershire, and played regularly for WCCC U18’s.

Vikai Kelley

Smestow School & Kidderminster CC

Vikai enjoyed a successful 2020, representing Warwickshire & Birmingham Bears at U18, 2nd XI and 1st XI (T20 Blast) respectively. Vikai is in his second year on the Academy and was previously recruited on to the WCCC Emerging Players programme through the club’s relationship with Staffordshire Cricket. Vikai is a top order right-handed batsman and wicket keeper.

His 1st XI appearance in the T20 Blast came in September versus Northamptonshire – he took two stumpings off the bowling of Jeetan Patel and Jake Lintott. Vikai is in his final year at Smestow School in Wolverhampton.