USA Cricket has officially announced the 14-man squad who will represent the United States in its first ever home One Day International (ODI) series starting on September 13 at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida. Team USA will play a total of four matches with two games each against Papua New Guinea and Namibia as part of the new ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
The squad was selected based on the skills, fitness and commitment exhibited at two recent camps in Los Angeles as well as individual performances in the last two ICC competitions to include both ICC World Cricket League 2 (WCL2) and the WT20 Americas’ Regional Final.
“Team USA is excited about beginning its involvement in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 competition and to the hosting of official ODI matches in the United States for the first time ever,” said USA Cricket CEO Iain Higgins. “One-Day cricket is an important format of the sport and one in which Team USA has made great progress over the past few years. We are thrilled to be part of this series of highly competitive matches and the players are eagerly anticipating building on that recent progress and testing themselves in ODI competition with Namibia and PNG as all three teams embark on their first steps towards qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.”
Team USA’s schedule is as follows with all games starting at 9:45am ET:
September 13 USA vs Papua New Guinea September 17 USA vs Namibia September 19 USA vs Papua New Guinea September 20 USA vs Namibia These matches will be the first ever official One Day International matches on American soil after the U.S. Men’s National Team gained ODI status at WCL2 in Namibia in April and are the first in a series of 36 ODIs that Team USA will play over the next 2.5 years as part of ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. Additional information on ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 can be found here.
Team USA traveled to Florida on September 7th and had a productive training session yesterday and will continue their training today and on Wednesday and Thursday and will play a practice match tomorrow.
Team USA squad:
Saurabh Netravalkar (C – Marin 1, Northern California Cricket Association) Steven Taylor (VC – Sheffield Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League) Karima Gore (Antigua/USA) Elmore Hutchinson (Caribbean CC, Southern California Cricket Association) Aaron Jones (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League) Nosthush Kenjige (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League) Jaskaran Malhotra (Triggers Cricket Club, Houston Cricket League) Xavier Marshall (Villagers Athletic Sports Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League) Monank Patel (Freedom Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey) Nisarg Patel (Vijayta Cricket Club, Southern California Cricket Association) Sagar Patel (Indian Lions, ArkTenn Cricket League) Timil Patel (Vijayta Cricket Club, Southern California Cricket Association) Jasdeep Singh (Smashers Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey) Rusty Theron (Potomac Cricket Club, Washington Cricket League)