Following a rigorous schedule of talent identification combines hosted in eight cities across the country, a group of 39 players has been invited by the Selection Panel to attend the final men’s selection camp in Houston.
The second half of 2018 marks another exciting time for USA Cricket, with an eye firmly set on the World Cricket League Championship and World T20 qualification, with this camp shaping as a fantastic opportunity for these players to push their case to be included in those plans. All players invited to Houston have demonstrated the requisite skills, work ethic, and a commitment to the selection process and the desired player traits as outlined in the USA Cricket Selection Policy.
In acknowledgement of the tremendous talent observed at the youth level around the country, six youth have been invited to attend the camp commencing today. Having these talented youngsters work with the national coaches and alongside the full men’s squad will be hugely beneficial as they look to graduate and earn representative honors in the coming years. While many youth impressed at the combines, which has everyone excited for the future of USA Cricket, the six youth invited showed various skills that the Selection Panel were eager to see in this final stage.
It was New York City that was the focus for the @USACricket Combines this weekend and there was plenty of 🏏talent on display in the Big Apple!
Our thanks to the Commonwealth Cricket League for all their assistance. pic.twitter.com/7QG8mNRY42
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) June 5, 2018
Chairman of Selectors, Ricardo Powell, is excited by the new talent that has been discovered over the past several months and was grateful for the engagement of the cricket community. “This set of Combines has been hugely rewarding, having uncovered many new faces in each city across the country. The upcoming week in Houston will be vitally important as we work hard to stake our claim on the international stage. It was also exciting to see how well the U.S. cricket community embraced these USA Cricket Combines.”
Players have arrived in Houston for a series of T20 and 50 over matches to be hosted at the Moosa Cricket Stadium in Pearland which has been a great supporter of USA Cricket.
The players are as follows:
Ibrahim Khaleel (Bolingbrook Super Kings, Bolingbrook Premier League)
Jaskaran Malhotra (Triggers Cricket Club, Houston Cricket League)
Steven Taylor (Sheffield Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Sunny Sohal (Potomac Cricket Club, Washington Cricket League)
Akshay Homraj (Galaxy Cricket Club, Eastern American Cricket Association)
Shaheer Hassan (Rogers Park Cricket Club, Midwest Cricket Conference)
Mrunal Patel (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Sagar Patel (Indian Lions, ArkTenn Cricket League)
Alex Amsterdam (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Srinivas Salver (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Monank Patel (Freedom Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Nisarg Patel (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Arjun Thyagarajan (Sunnyvale Cardinals, Northern California Cricket Association)
Sachin Asokan (Frisco Cricket Club, North Texas Cricket Association)
Fahad Babar (Incredibles Cricket Club, Bolingbrook Premier League)
Camilus Alexander (Kings X1, Atlanta GA Cricket Conference)
Saurabh Netravalkar (Marin 1, Northern California Cricket Association)
Muhammad Ali Khan (Ohio All Stars, Unity Cup)
Jasdeep Singh (Smashers Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Kyle Phillip (Florida Cricket Academy, South Florida Premier Cricket League Inc)
Adil Bhatti (Renegades Cricket Club, Washington Cricket League)
Timil Patel (Vijayta CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Nosthush Kenjige (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Usman Ashraf (Cavaliers, Millennium CL)
Prashanth Nair (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Tirth Patel (Somerset Cavaliers, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Usman Rafiq (Smartchoice Sports Club, Houston Cricket League)
Elmore Hutchinson (Caribbean CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Roy Silva (Covington Conyers, Atlanta GA Cricket Conference)
Jan Nisar Khan (Smartchoice Sports Club, Houston Cricket League)
David Wakefield (Atlantic Cricket Club Inc, South Florida Premier Cricket League)
Srinivas Raghavan (San Diego2 CC, Southern California Cricket Association)
Keshav Pabbisetty (Frisco Cricket Club, North Texas Cricket Association)
Amrut Pore (Covington Conyers, Atlanta GA Cricket Conference)
Ali Sheikh (DYCL Knights, Dallas Cricket League)
Yasir Mohammed (CricMax U16, East Coast Youth Cricket League)
Sanjay Stanley (Lions Cricket Club, Triangle Cricket League)
Tejas Visal (Bolingbrook Super Kings, Bolingbrook Premier League)
Shashank Vittaladevaram (CCA U18, California Cricket Academy)
As you see above, each player has their home Club and League listed by their name. USA Cricket appreciates the work the respective Clubs and Leagues do in developing players including potential U.S. National Team cricketers.