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USA Cricket has announced the squad to compete at the ICC Americas’ Sub Regional Qualifier which will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina next month.

Following the recently concluded talent identification combines across the United States, a group of 39 players were invited to a selection camp in Houston where the final team was selected. Commenting on the team, USA Chairman of Selectors, Ricardo Powell, said, “There were some incredibly difficult decisions to be made in selecting this team however, we feel this team is well balanced and has the potential to take the USA to great heights. This year’s combine process highlighted the talent we have across the country, at all levels, and I’m excited to work with the next generation of cricketer.”

A total of nine uncapped players will be brought into the fold next month and USA Head Coach, Pubudu Dassanayake, is excited by the prospect of each debutant. “It says a lot about the quality of cricketers in the USA when the combines can produce such a strong group of debutants to represent the country. I feel we have the perfect mix of experience and youth in this squad and am eagerly awaiting the ICC tournaments we have on the horizon.”

Team USA squad:
Ibrahim Khaleel (C) (Bolingbrook Super Kings, Bolingbrook Premier League)
Usman Ashraf (Cavaliers, Millennium CL)
Elmore Hutchinson (Caribbean CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Nosthush Kenjige (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Muhammad Ali Khan (Ohio All Stars, Unity Cup)
Jan Nisar-Khan (Smartchoice Sports Club, Houston Cricket League)
Jaskaran Malhotra (Triggers Cricket Club, Houston Cricket League)
Saurabh Netravalkar (Marin 1, Northern California Cricket Association)
Monank Patel (Freedom Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Timil Patel (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Roy Silva (Covington Conyers, Atlanta GA Cricket Conference)
Sunny Sohal (Potomac Cricket Club, Washington Cricket League)
Steven Taylor (Sheffield Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
David Wakefield (Atlantic Cricket Club Inc, South Florida Premier Cricket League)
Sai Srinivas Salver (traveling reserve) (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)

Team USA schedule:
September 19 – USA v Panama (11am)
September 20 – USA v Belize (3pm)
September 22 – USA v Canada (3pm)
September 23 – USA v Panama (3pm)
September 25 – USA v Canada (3pm)
September 26 – USA v Belize (11am)