Meet The Team


Akeem Dodson


Playing No: 14
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Country of Birth: USA
Nickname: Spoogy
Hobbies: Dancing
Fav. Holiday Destination: Abu Dhabi


Alex Amsterdam


Playing No: 18
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Country of Birth: Guyana
Nickname: -
Hobbies: Listening to Reggae music
Fav. Holiday Destination: -
Why did you start playing cricket? I played a lot with my big brother and father while growing up.
What does making Team USA mean to you? It means a lot to me and my family. Since I was a young boy I always wanted to represent my country at the highest level.


Ali Khan


Playing No: 23
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Country of Birth: Pakistan
Nickname: Yorker Machine
Hobbies: Watching movies
Fav. Holiday Destination: Paris


Daniel Ahmed


Playing No: 5
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Country of Birth: Pakistan
Nickname: Danny Boy
Hobbies: Spending time with friends, tennis
Fav. Holiday Destination: Bermuda
What does making Team USA mean to you? It means the world to me


Elmore Hutchinson


Playing No: 55
Hometown: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Country of Birth: Jamaica
Nickname: Hutchy
Hobbies: Basketball
Fav. Holiday Destination: Jamaica
Why did you start playing cricket? The passion and love for the game, and always wanting to become and inspiration for the younger generation.
What does making Team USA mean to you? Everything. The USA platform that is now about to stand will take my cricket to a much higher level which I always push myself to.


Fahad Babar


Playing No: 7
Hometown: Gurnee, IL
Country of Birth: Pakistan
Nickname: Baba
Hobbies: Running
Fav. Holiday Destination: Key Lime Cove
Why did you start playing cricket? Hobby, passion, fun and interest.
What does making Team USA mean to you? It's everything to me. Representing a nation has always been my dream. It's any cricketers dream playing for their national team.


Jasdeep Singh


Playing No: 99
Hometown: Iselin, NY
Country of Birth: USA
Nickname: Jess Bless
Hobbies: Spending time with friends, listening to music
Fav. Holiday Destination: India
Why did you start playing cricket? I remember I had played in India with my cousins when I went to visit them and I always found it very interesting but never really got a chance to play much. Then one day in New Jersey and my uncle and his friends were playing with a tennis ball outside their house so I started playing with them for fun. I impressed one of his friends who used to play hard ball cricket in the New Jersey league and he put me in one of the teams and from there I enjoyed playing cricket more than other sports I had played.
What does making Team USA mean to you? It means a lot to me. I have worked very hard to earn this opportunity. I have been into sports since I was kid (basketball, volleyball, soccer). I always dreamed about playing at a higher level in any kind of sports. So it’s a dream come true for me.


Nicholas Standford


Playing No: 34
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Country of Birth: Barbados
Nickname: Nic
Hobbies: Watching football (soccer), travelling, movie's (bit of a guru), and the occasional party
Fav. Holiday Destination: Barbados
Why did you start playing cricket? My dad used to play every weekend so going to the games and seeing him play inspired me.
What does making Team USA mean to you? Making the USA squad for the first time, I was elated. To achieve such a feat after it was one my goals was very satisfactory. To represent the greatest country in the world in any sport is a great feeling for myself and my family.


Prashanth Nair


Playing No: 10
Hometown: Hyde Park, NY
Country of Birth: India
Nickname: Nairy
Hobbies: Playing all kinds of sports (particulalry soccer/basketball) and I love driving
Fav. Holiday Destination: India
Why did you start playing cricket? Because in India, cricket is a religion and Sachin is our God.
What does making Team USA mean to you? When I grew up in a cricket mad nation like India, all I dreamt was about playing for India. When I moved to US with my family, I knew that wasn’t possible anymore. USA is my home now. To get an opportunity to play cricket at the highest level and represent the best country in the world means everything to me and my family.


Ravi Timbawala


Playing No: 27
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Country of Birth: USA
Nickname: Timba
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking and listening to music
Fav. Holiday Destination: Greece
Why did you start playing cricket? I was fond of the sport and grew attached to it through my father’s efforts. He used to take me to his games every Sunday.
What does making Team USA mean to you? Making the USA Cricket Squad is an aspiration for many and just like the others I have been yearning for years to make it to the squad and stamp my arrival at the bigger stage. Unfortunately due to injury that chance was stripped from me but I have been trying hard to earn that chance back and this would be my opportunity to succeed and challenge myself to take USA cricket to the next level.


Steven Taylor


Playing No: 8
Hometown: Miramar, FL
Country of Birth: USA
Nickname: SpongeBob
Hobbies: Playing Basketball and cooking
Fav. Holiday Destination: -
Why did you start playing cricket? My father (Sylvan Taylor) played the game and I used to watch him play
What does making Team USA mean to you? Making the the USA Cricket team means a lot to me because this is where I was born and raised.


Syed Abdullah


Playing No: 33
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Country of Birth: Pakistan
Nickname: Tank
Hobbies: Workout, eating great cuisine, fashion
Fav. Holiday Destination: -
Why did you start playing cricket? Growing up in a huge family, our family bonding moments were always during a game of cricket. As I got older I realized not only were my skills getting better but my passion to play was becoming stronger as well.
What does making Team USA mean to you? Making the USA Cricket team means a lot to me. This has been my goal since I was 10 years old and since then I have pushed myself to become recognized for my skills. I greatly appreciate the opportunity and hope to make everyone that has supported me proud. The important concept is to stay focused and understanding that this is only the beginning of my cricket journey and I hope to accomplish great things being a part of the USA Cricket Squad. Hard work really does pay off!


Timil Patel


Playing No: 11
Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Country of Birth: India
Nickname: -
Hobbies: Playing cards, traveling Fav. Holiday Destination: Australia
Why did you start playing cricket? I was fascinated about the game because of my Dad. He was a huge fan of Sunil Gavaskar. Dad introduced me to cricket.
What does making Team USA mean to you? Priviledged and honored to be representing the country. Not many get this opportunity.


Timroy Allen


Playing No: 3
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Country of Birth: Jamaica
Nickname: Popeye
Hobbies: -
Fav. Holiday Destination: Jamaica