- D.O.B.: 09/09/2001
- Player Type: Batsman and Batsman/Wicket-Keeper
- Placed: Old Whitgiftians CC
- Nationality: Trinidadian or Tobagonian
- Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batsman and Wicket-Keeper
- Coaching qualifications: None
- Current teams: Team Abu Dhabi (T10), West Indies U19, West Indies Emerging Players
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Leonardo Julien is an exciting Opening Batsman and Wicket-keeper from Trinidad in the West Indies. A clean-hitting Left-hander, Leonardo has been a standout WK/Batsman within the West Indies Regional age group tournaments since first being selected for the Trinidad & Tobago U15 side at incredibly, just 11 years of age in July 2013. A regular feature for T&T from that point onwards, Leonardo was a regular for the U15 until ageing out. He was promptly selected for the T&T U19 side as a 15 year old in 2017.
Having been around the various representative tournaments from a young age, Leonardo built a reputation not just as a destructive opening batsman on his day but a hilariously vocal wicket-keeper with plenty to say and a unique, almost cackle-like, style of appeal. He was selected for the ultimate honour, taking the gloves and opening the Batting for the West Indies U19 side to contest the 2020 ICC Under 19 World Cup in South Africa. His best performance of the tournament coming against England, a solid 40 (57) in a big 71-run win.
The selection for the U19 was no surprise, as during the 18 months prior to the World Cup, Leonardo had already been selected for and represented the West Indies B/West Indies Emerging player sides in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 1-Day tournament, the Regional Super 50. Whilst he has lacked the consistency he would have liked, he pulled out the big performance when it mattered the most, a run-a-ball 83 against the Leeward Islands in the Regional 50 Final that included 13 boundaries and helped set the West Indies Emerging side up with a huge 205 run win.
Keen to keep working on his game and having missed out on valuable game time over the last 12 months, Leonardo is eager to have a season in the UK in 2022. His clean-striking batting at the top of the order and excellent glovework will make him an attractive pick up for any UK club seeking a top order dasher this summer.
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