USA Cricket names teams for Irish Historic Series

USA Cricket announced their T20i and ODI teams for their historic series against Ireland in Florida later this month.

Following a recent trend initiated by the women’s setup of selecting younger players into their senior teams, teenagers Vatsal Vaghela (19) and Rahul Jariwala (17) were called up to the men’s teams for the first time in their season. nascent career. The two follow Sanjay Krishnamurthi, who was selected for the ICC World Cup League 2 trip in September to Oman, as under-20s who were selected to a men’s squad in 2021.

Jariwala, a former USA U19 wicket keeper selected for the ODI side, led all batsmen at the November men’s national championships and was the opening batsman for the Silicon Valley Strikers, the premier league team of the Minor Cricket League. Jariwala’s ups and downs have been well documented over the past year. The men’s selection is a poetic end to 2021 for a young cricketer who just a few months ago failed to break through the U19 selection camp after a tough U19 national championship. “It’s been a roller coaster, a lot of ups but also downs,” Jariwala said. Emerging cricket in a recent interview available on YouTube. “Just finding ways to come back from the lows made the highs more enjoyable, and I think that’s what got me where I am today.”

Vaghela, whose younger sister Isani made her debut for the United States women’s team this year, has been selected for the T20i and ODI teams. The highest rated pitcher in Minor League Cricket this year, Vaghela led his MiLC team, the Golden State Grizzlies, to the Pacific Conference final, where they fell to the Silicon Valley Strikers of Jariwala. . Confusing drummers often in the air, Vaghela was a key member of the West Zone Reds, who won the National Men’s Championship in the fifty format.

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Perhaps the most consistent Orthodox left arm pitcher in the United States since July, Vaghela has gone from a former United States U19 opener to a rising star with the ball. “I think keeping it simple and not looking too far ahead has really helped me stay focused and consistent,” said Vaghela. Emerging cricket. “Also, just focusing on one ball at a time and not chasing the results, but rather working on things that I could control and let the results follow. ”

Marty Kain, 33, of San Diego, joins the two youngsters as selection rookies. After a minor league season that saw Marty stand out in his Surf Riders team where he placed in the top 6% of the league’s top players, Marty led the men’s national championships to the wickets and finished among the top. scorers while opening for the West Zone Blues. Left-handed batsman and Orthodox left-arm pitcher, Marty has made a name for himself as a true all-rounder in national competitions and also as a coach in Southern California. Marty brings years of professional experience, thanks to time spent setting up the central districts of his native New Zealand.

All three debutants were on the minor league cricket tournament teams for 2021.

Monank Patel, who made his debut as T20 captain in the ICC Americas T20 World Cup qualifiers in November, replaced Saurabh Netravalkar as ODI captain. The change gives both men’s teams equal leadership on the pitch in both formats, with Aaron Jones as vice-captain.

A total of 17 unique players and a reserve have been named between the two 14-man squads, as Karima Gore, Rusty Theron and Kain will feature exclusively in the T20i squad, and Nosthush Kenjige, Rahul Jariwala and Sushant Modani will feature in the squad. ODI. alone. Notable exclusions are staunch veteran Elmore Hutchinson, left-arm Orthodox Trinson Carmichael and Under-19 star Sanjay Krishnamurthi, as well as outstanding ICC Americas T20 World Cup player Ian Holland, who is currently in his home country, Australia for their summer game. season.

Ali Khan is set to return to the ODI squad, after making his long-awaited return from USA Cricket to Antigua for the T20 qualifiers. Khan was an integral part of the squad that went from ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in 2016 to ODI status in 2019. Another key member of that squad was Orthodox left-arm pitcher Noshtush Kenjige , which retains its place in the ODI team. even with the addition of Vaghela, thanks to 15 wickets and a saving of 4.38 over 11 ODI rounds.

Tickets remain available online or can be purchased at the stadium ticket office on match days.

USA T20 International Series Squad (December 22-23)

Monank Patel (Captain)

Aaron Jones (Vice-captain)

Ali khan

Gajanand Singh

Jasdeep singh

Jaskaran Malhotra

Karima gore

Marty kain

Nisarg Patel

Rusty theron

Saurabh Netravalkar

Steven taylor

Vatsal Vaghela

Xavier marshall

Reserve: Kyle Philippe

USA One Day International Series Squad (December 26 – 30)

Monank Patel (Captain)

Aaron Jones (Vice-captain)

Ali khan

Gajanand Singh

Jasdeep singh

Jaskaran Malhotra

Nisarg Patel

Nosthush kenjige

Rahul jariwala

Saurabh Netravalkar

Steven taylor

Sucking Modani

Vatsal Vaghela

Xavier marshall

Reserve: Kyle Philippe

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