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USA Cricket is pleased to announce the establishment of Men’s Senior and Youth Zonal Training Groups for all six of the USA Cricket Zones.

This follows a significant amount of work undertaken over recent months by the Zonal Selection Panels to facilitate the selection of more than 275 players across all 12 of the Zonal Training Groups announced today. All of the players recently named in the 44-player National Men’s Training Group, except those currently based overseas, are also named within their respective Zonal Training Groups.

Following the completion of 11 of the 14 scheduled Men’s Senior and Youth Zonal Trials, and supported by all other available performance data and knowledge, the Training Groups announced today are very much a starting point, and the Zonal Selection Panels and USA Cricket coaching staff will work with and closely monitor the progress of all of these Training Groups on a regular basis. As appropriate, the Selection Panels may add players to, or remove players from, their relevant Zonal Training Groups based on their ongoing skill development, performance, fitness, and attitude, and players may also graduate from a Zonal Training Group to the National Training Group where appropriate. 

The Zonal Training Groups will give players the opportunity to train together in regionalized hubs and develop all aspects of their game with USA Cricket support staff and structures. These are only the initial Training Groups and there will be the opportunity for further players to progress into the groups, where justified, as the national system continues to evolve and support the increased monitoring of performances across local leagues and other domestic cricket (including a full Minor League Cricket competition) during what is hoped to be a full calendar of cricket in 2021.

Former Team USA Men’s National Team Captain, Steve Massiah, who is part of the East Zone Men’s Selection Panel, and the National Men’s Youth Selection Panel, said, “The naming of the Zonal Training Groups for Men and Men’s Youth is a critically important part in the further development of the USA Cricket domestic cricket structure and will provide another clear step in the pathway for the next generation of Team USA players. The players in these Training Groups will no doubt make up the majority of the players who will play in the 2021  National Championships. I would like to congratulate all of the players named, and wish everyone the best for their training ahead of the 2021 season.” 

USA Men’s Youth Coach, Kevin Darlington said, “I am really pleased with the naming of our six Youth Zonal Training Groups at this time. Training together within the regionalized hubs will give all of the boys a good head-start in improving their skill and fitness levels ahead of what is a huge year for our Under 19 Group. We have a clear target and focus on winning a place at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2022, through the qualifier on home-soil in August, and I can’t wait to get going with all of our Zones.”

USA Cricket Operations Director, Richard Done added, “We are building better pathways and more regular training opportunities than ever before for cricketers of ability in the USA. Our Zonal training groups, in combination with the National Men’s and Women’s, and Women’s Youth Training Groups, will involve the best 350 cricketers in the United States, and they will be able to train together in smaller regionalized hubs across the country. We acknowledge that 2020 was a challenging year and that there may be players around the country who didn’t get an opportunity needed to impress the selectors, and, for that reason, these training groups are a baseline only and we will add to them as and when other players are identified. We are committed to bringing the very best of our talented players together more often at a zonal level and, ultimately, to giving them the opportunities they need to compete at higher levels domestically and challenge for places in USA Cricket National Teams at Men’s, Women’s and Youth levels.”

Men’s Zonal Training Groups 2021

East Zone Men’s East Zone Youth
Syed Abdullah Safwan Ahmed
Usman Ashraf Rahi Bhatia
Barrington Bartley Sumanth Bushap
Bruce Blackwood Asad Chaudry
Trinson Carmichael Muhammad Ans Chaudry
Derone Davis Mohammad Foysal Rabbi
Akeem Dodson Salman Haider
Jaunoy Drysdale Vishalpranay Idapalapati
Jaladh Dua Rakesh Mangru
Karan Ganesh Chaitanya Parwal
Karima Gore Dereck Persaud
Akshay Homraj Naveer Ramsarran
Damion Jacobs Abdur Rehman
Aaron Jones James Samuel
Zamal Khan Mohamed Shaw
Reynard Leveridge Videep Soni
Xavier Marshall Pranav Verma
Derick Narine Harsh Wadhwa
Dominique Rikhi Taahaa Warraich
Waseem Shahzehd Ansaar Yasim
Nazmul Siddique Muhammad Usman Yousaf
Gajanand Singh Muhammad Yousuf
Steven Taylor Rahimullah Zadran
Javein Thomas
Randall Wilson
Mid-Atlantic Zone Men’s Mid-Atlantic Zone Youth
Manoj Acharya Imran Ali
Waqar Ahmad Ritwik Behera
Rohan Arvindh Adithya Bharadwaj
Gourav Bajaj Dhruv Chaturvedi
Rasesh Behera Ved Churiwalla
Chiru Bhatia Rishi Jindal
Adil Bhatti Arvind Kalaivanan
Raj Bhavsar Vishrut Kannan
Abdullah Ghazi Shuja Khan
Muhammed Ghous Nitish Mahesh
Noman Iftikhar Varun Mantha
Rocy-Tohidul Islam Yasir Mohammad
Sahil Kapoor Saiteja Mukkamalla
Jaishnav Kohli Dev F. Patel
Abdul Jabbar Mohammed Pranav Rao
Vivek Narayan Shapnil Roy
Monank Patel Aditya Sharma
Aman Patel Ishan Sharma
Savan Patel Shivoy Sharma
Tirth Patel Shravan Sudhir
Raymond Ramrattan Shuaib Syed
Gauranshu Sharma Akhil Thuremella
Jasdeep Singh
Sunny Sohal

 

South Zone Men’s South Zone Youth
Camilus Alexander Jawad Ahmed
Nikhil Ankolkar Nayan Bhogaraju
Iain Beverly Abhiram Bolisetty
Rishi Bhardwaj Bhaskaradipan Gnanasakthi
Azeem Charania Aditya Gupta
Sahil Charania Akul Gupta
Mayur Chaudry Varun Gupta
Andre Dwyer Danush Kaveripakam
Evroy Dyer Adam Khan
Garth Garvey Rishi Pandey
Karthikeya Jagadish Heer Patel
Jaskaran Malhotra Rohan Phadke
Dean Morgan Pranavh Pradeep
Dunae Nathaniel Gautham Ravindran
Mark Parchment Aryan Shah
Darpankumar Patel Jithen Shriyan
Sagar Patel Ateendra Subhramanian
William Perkins Elton Tucker Jr.
Kyle Phillip Viraj Vaghela
Kunal Sehgal Samanyu Vemuri
Asghar Sheikh Yash Verma
Roy Silva Abhigna Vijjapurapu
Sanjay Stanley
Mujtaba Tariq
Midwest Zone Men’s Midwest Zone Youth
Jubel Ahmed Fayazulhaq Aftab
Shakeer Ahmed Atharva Awasthi
Ferhan Ali Shreyas Chandragiri
Fahad Babar Krish Desai
Sampath Reddy Baraji Taine Dry
Hasan Bemat Akshat Gupta
Sai Charith Daggupati Arnav Jhamb
Dhruv Duggal Arya Khanna
Shaheer Hassan Yash Kukreja
Najam Iqbal Shaunak Manjure
Anirudh Jonnavitula Bhavya Mehta
Nikhil Kanchan Mohit Patel
Mohammed Kashem Munn Patel
Muhammad Ali Khan Parth Patel
Joshua Kind Kevin Philip
Karan Kumar Shounak Sawant
Talha Mohsin Siddhant Shah
Tamim Oni Anwar Ali Shinwari
Mohit Patel Kausthubh Sriperumbudoor
Vraj Patel Tejas Vishal
Santosh Ramasamy
Luke Schofield
Koti Vanga
Chandradat Veerasammy
Tejas Vishal
Ankit Vora

 

South West Zone Men’s South West Zone Youth
Shams Arefeen Arir Ali
Sachin Asokan Ahan Bhakare
Hamza Bangash Mihir Cherukupalli
Ahmed Butt Abhinav Choudhary
Kartik Gattepalli Rehman Dar
Eshwar Gullapalli Hrrit Hinge
Adnan Haroon Adithya Karthikeyan
Shayan Jahangir Prem Kumar
Nosthush Kenjige Tanaf Wasie Mahumad
Hamza Khalid Sahibullah Mohammad Gulab
Haris Latif Aarin Nadkarni
Sushant Modani Pranav Narsetty
Awais Mubarak Laksh Parikh
Prajith Mudi Rishab Patil
Shuja Naqvi Abhimanyu Poswal
Jay Pathak Rishi Ramesh
Sidhesh Pathare Mark Sagayababu
Usman Rafiq Josh Saripella
Hassan Rashid Shreyan Satheesh
Ali Samad Soorya Selvakumar
Majid Zubair Arya Shah
Ali Sheikh
Abhinav Sikharam
Abhiram Valisammagari
West Zone Men’s West Zone Youth
Ifthikar Ahmed Vinay Baid
Kanishka Chaugai Rayaan Bhagani
Josh Dascombe Kanish Bhalla
Narsingh Deonarine Rohith Bharanidharan
Gayan Fernando Samson Bhatti
Saideep Ganesh Andrew Daluwatte
Neeraj Goel Ayan Desai
Elmore Hutchinson Nihal Desai
Naseer Jamali Anish Deshpande
Marty Kain Ajay Immadi
Sakthi Karimanal Aarnav Iyer
Sanjay Krishnamurthi Rahul Jariwala
Siddharth Matani Sahil Kancherla
Saurabh Netravalkar Rajveer Khosa
Mrunal Patel Sanjay Krishnamurthi
Nisarg Patel Trishul Manoj
Timil Patel Sanat Misra
Srinivas Raghavan Rishab Mohan
Abhimanyu Rajp Ritvik Mohindru
Saqib Saleem Surya Narayanan
Pranay Suri Manav Nayak
Rusty Theron Shamith Pasula
Ravi Timbawala Rohan Posanipally
Vatsal Vaghela Skanda Rohit Sharma
Karan Viradiya Devam Shrivastava
Peter Vittachi Rajat Sood
Shashank Vittaladevaram Aditya Srinivas
Zakiullah Sultani
Dev Thadani

 

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