USACA announces team for Americas T20 Qualifier

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 5:49 AM

USACA today announced the USA National Men's team to compete in ICC Americas Division 1 T20 Qualifier Tournament to be staged in Florida from March 18th to 25th 2013.

Other ICC Americas Associates competing in the tournament include Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Suriname and the Americas Division II champions, Bahamas.

The tournament will be double round robin, with each team playing each other twice. The top 2 finishers qualify for ICC World T20 Qualifiers to be played in November 2013 in the UAE. From the Americas, Canada has already qualified for the World Qualifiers.

USA National Men's Team

Orlando Baker (Captain)

Steven Taylor

Barrington Bartley

Naseer Jamali

Nicholas Standford

Japen Patel

Abhimanyu Rajp

Ryan Corns

Akeem Dodson

Timothy Surujbally

Danial Ahmed

Saqib Saleem

Elmore Hutchinson

Karan Ganesh

The Chairman of USA National Selection Committee Selwyn Caesar said from New York today;

"The squad is comprised of players with a mix of experience and talent and the team is expected to perform creditably at the tournament. In addition to opening batsman Steven Taylor, the squad includes former USA U/19 players Naseer Jamali (left medium fast bowler), Abhimanyu Rajp (off spinner), Akeem Dodson (wicket keeper/batsman), Saqib Saleem (off spinner) and Ryan Corns (all-rounder)."

Veteran Barrington Bartley and newcomers to ICC Internationals, Danial Ahmed, Timothy Surujbally, Karan Ganesh and Nicholas Standford are all included due to impressive performances at last November Auty Cup Series.

Team USA will again have the services of Robin Singh as its Head Coach. Former India player Kumaran Thirunavukkarasu is Assistant Coach with Nasir "Charlie" Javed the Bowling Coach and Akthar Masood Syed, Physiotherapist. The team will be managed by Shoaib Ahmed.

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