Brima Ansumana has been rated as the second best batsman out of the 80 batsmen in the just concluded World Division Two Cricket competitions in South Africa.
According to International Cricket Council (ICC) rating he had 4 innings, 53 runs with an average of 53.00 and a strike rate of 58.2
While Sharif Ismail Ji from Zambia was rated as the best Batsman in the competition with 4 innings, 108 runs with average of 54.00 with a Strike Rate of 142.1
Another Sierra Leonean Lansana Lamin who was the captain was rated in 10th position with 4 innings, 85 runs and average of 28.33 with a strike rate 87.6 Ibrahim Mansaray, Ibrahim Kabia and Edward Marrah have been rated 28, 31st and 33rd position respectively. In another development the best bowlers (by wickets) at the end of the competition saw another Sierra Leonean AbuBakarr Kamara rated third out of 39 which also put the country in a good footing
He has 38.00 Overs, 71 runs, 11 wickets a strike rate of 20.7 with an average of 6.45 and Edward Marrah rated 9th position with an Overs of 31.00.3.00, 100 runs, 7 wickets, strike rate of 27.0 and average of 14.29. Ibrahim Kamara was rated 20th with Overs of 4.00.5.00, 24 runs, 3 wickets, strike rate of 9.7 and average of 8.00.
Speaking to Awoko Sports after the rating was released, the President of the association Beresford Coker said that with such ratings this is a sign that the country can boast of talented cricketers who can perform internationally.
He further stated that after the selection of players for the competition they were crying in some quarters that the selection was not done on merit but the present rating can speak for itself that those who were selected was the best player at that moment.
Even Brima Ansumana who was rated the second best batsman in the competition was opposed by some of the players that were dropped from the team that he is not fit to be in the team which turned out to be the other way.
Brima Ansumana’s first appearance for the national team was part of the U-19 squad that qualified the team for the U-19 World Cup playoffs in Canada that Sierra Leone was unable to participate because the delegation was refused visas.