Washington [US], June 22 (ANI): USA have named their squad for the Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B, as they vie for one of the two final spots at Australia 2022.
USA Cricket also announced dates for a preparation tour in the build-up, playing two T20s against Namibia and Jersey in Windhoek, before warm-up matches against the Netherlands before their first Qualifier fixture on July 11.
After missing the recent Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series with injury, six-hitting record-holder Jaskaran Malhotra returns to the squad, with young left-arm orthodox spinner Vatsal Vaghela also included. Spinning all-rounder Marty Kain earned a spot, while there was no room for Karima Gore or Ian Holland.
The Americans are pitted against the hosts, Singapore and Jersey in a tricky Group A, and must finish in the top two, and win a semi-final over an opponent in Group B to punch a tick to this year’s global tournament. Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and Uganda make up the other group in the eight-team tournament.
USA Cricket Operations Director Richard Done stressed the importance of the tournament for the game in the country.
“The ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe is a genuine chance for our men’s national team to make history…