It may surprise many but, USA is now in cricket. After conquering almost all the aspects of sports right now they are marching towards the cricket. On Friday at the Central Broward Regional Park USA team will play against CPL XI.
For this upcoming match USA have formed a squad and it was announced by National selector Barney Jones at the conclusion of the team’s training session.
There are four uncapped players named in this squad. They are Arjun Thyagarajan, Nisarg Patel, Usman Rafiq and Prashanth Nair.
Announcing the squad ICC America’s high performance consultant Tom Evans said, “The 12 for tomorrow is a bit of a combination. Twelve guys that we want to have a look at. Some guys who have played a bit, some guys who haven’t. Twelve guys who we’re keen to have a look at.”
Talking about CPL XI team, three cricketers who are USA’s Steven Taylor, Canada’s Hamza Tariq and Nitish Kumar have been selected.
Steven Taylor is part of the Barbados Tridents; Hamza and Nitish are contracted with Knight Riders and St Lucia Zouks respectively.
USA: Alex Amsterdam, Fahad Babar, Adil Bhatti, Akeem Dodson, Elmore Hutchinson, Prashanth Nair, Nisarg Patel, Usman Rafiq, Saqib Saleem, Jessy Singh, Nicholas Standford, Arjun Thyagarajan
CPL XI: Shamarh Brooks (C, Patriots), Steven Katwaroo (WK, Amazon Warriors), Kyle Corbin (Tridents), Nitish Kumar (Zouks), Jeremiah Louis (Patriots), Gidron Pope (Zouks), Kristopher Ramsarran (Zouks), Alex Ross (Tallawahs), Shemar Springer (Tridents), Hamza Tariq (Knight Riders), Steven Taylor (Tridents), O’Shane Thomas (Tallawahs)