USA announce squad for World Cup League 2 ODI tri-series

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Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) USA Cricket on Monday announced a 14-member squad led by Saurabh Netravalkar for the World Cup League 2 ODI tri-series, also involving UAE and Scotland, in Dubai.

The 16-member squad that played the Super50 Cup was reduced to 14 members for the tri-series, with Sagar Patel and Jasdeep Singh the ones to miss out. The side won two out of their eight games in the tournament in Trinidad, an ICC statement said.

Ian Holland, Cameron Stevenson, Akshay Homraj and Nosthush Kenjige are in line to make their ODI debuts.

Speaking on the selection, USA Cricket chairman of selectors Ricardo Powell was quoted as saying by ICC: “There were some pleasing individual performances [in the Super50 Cup], and we were well led throughout by the leadership group.

“It was brilliant to finish with probably our most complete performance in the win over Guyana and we look forward to taking that momentum immediately into the matches in the UAE.”

Squad: Saurabh Netravalkar (c), Steven Taylor, Karima Gore, Ian Holland, Akshay Homraj (wk), Elmore Hutchinson, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Nisarg Patel, Timil Patel, Cameron Stevenson and Rusty Theron

–IANS

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