As an eighteen (18) year old cricketer from Hanuabada village, Central province, Rasan Kevau always dreamed of representing PNG one day at an international stage.
He started playing three years ago, when he joined the Badili Wanderers cricket club. Performing with promising skills, Rasan was given an opportunity to be scouted in 2021 as a potential under 19 all-rounder for the PIH PNG Garamuts.
Kevau said he has been following the sport since ever since he can remember.
‘When I was a small boy I watched cricket on TV and studied how the international cricketers played their matches. I developed an interest to follow Australian Cricketers such as David Warner and Mitchell Starc as role models,” said Kevau.
Unable to complete his studies Kevau said he decided to put his focus towards cricket.
‘My dream was to be in the PIH U19 Cricket PNG team and then make it as a Barramundis player because I am inspired by PNG Barramundis captain, Assad Vala to push forward.
Little did he know, Kevau made the final cut to join fellow team mates before travelling to West Indies for the ICC U-19 Men’s World Cup.
As a debut for the U-19 National team, he believes they can deliver a great performance against the other international teams.
‘I think our team is ready to take on the international teams. When I go to there [ICC U19 Men’s World Cup] I hope to make my country and my family proud, ‘Kevau said.
Rasan Kevau is now living his dream but at the same time working towards his future to be part of the Kumul Petroleum PNG Barramundis team one day.