USA vs Ireland 2021-22 – Teens Rahul Jariwala and Vatsal Vaghela named to United States squad for Irish series




Jariwala only secured a place in the ODI team while Vaghela was included in the ODI and T20I teams.

Wicket keeper Rahul Jariwala and left-arm spinner Vatsal Vaghela received their first senior squad pick in the US squads to face Ireland later this month in Florida in what will be the United States’ first series. United at home against a test nation. Jariwala, 17, and Vaghela, 19, are both from the Eastern Bay of Northern California and excelled at the recent men’s 50+ nationals held last month in Texas.

Jariwala finished the Texas event as the top scorer with 251 runs, including two centuries for the U.S. U-19 team, which was included in the event alongside seven men’s teams. He only received one place in the ODI team. Vaghela, who was included in the T20I and ODI teams, took seven wickets for the eventual 50 plus national champion team from the West Zone Reds and was one of the top wicket-takers throughout the summer in the T20 format while playing for Golden State Grizzlies in the inaugural season of the Minor League Cricket franchise competition. Jariwala and Vaghela were also teammates of the United States U-19 team in the U-19 World Cup qualifier held in Canada in July 2019.

Vaghela’s selection is also notable as he will make history by becoming the first group of siblings to represent their respective senior US teams. Vatsal’s younger sister Isani, 15, made her debut for the United States women’s team in October during qualifying for the T20 Women’s World Cup of the Americas in Mexico. The last siblings to play for the United States would be the Severn brothers from Southern California – Cliff, Raymond and Winston – who represented the United States between 1963 and 1973.

Marty Kain, a left-arm all-rounder, is the third player in contention for a debut for the United States after securing a berth on the United States T20I team. The 33-year-old previously represented Canterbury and the central districts of New Zealand’s national cricket. His last A-List game came for the Central Districts in January 2017 before migrating to the San Diego, Calif. Area where he runs his own cricket academy. He finished as the top wicket-taker in the 50-year-old national championship, winning 11 scalps for the West Zone Blues, and finished fourth overall with 190 points including two half centuries.

The trio are part of a series of changes to the T20I and ODI teams for the United States. Monank Patel, who replaced Saurabh Netravalkar as T20I captain for the T20 World Cup qualifier in November, was also named ODI captain after leading the United States to an unbeaten 6-0 T20I title. in Antigua last month. Fast bowler Ali Khan, who returned to the US T20I team last month in Antigua for the first time since August 2019, will have the chance to play ODI for the first time since April 2019 in Namibia after being named in both teams against Ireland.

Average pace Jessy Singh was recalled after leaving the Oman tour prematurely in September due to an injury. Xavier Marshall, who was recalled to the US T20I squad for qualifying for the T20 Americas World Cup in November, has been recalled to the ODI squad for the Irish Series. Sushant Modani, who had a poor first ODI tour in Oman in September and was not included in the US T20I squad for Antigua, retained his place in the ODI squad after scoring two centuries unbeaten for the Southwest team at the 50-over Men’s National Championships in Texas.

However, medium-paced all-rounder Ian Holland, who was the USA’s star player in Antigua with the team’s top 10 wickets and who was also the USA’s top scorer on his last ODI tour in February 2020 in Nepal, not available for Irish series due to logistics issues. . Holland returned to Victoria for the Australian summer home after the Antigua tour ended.

A number of players have been dropped to make room for additions to the U.S. squad. Most notable is 39-year-old Elmore Hutchinson. Average Left Arm Pace is in the top five of the all-time U.S. wicket lists in 50-over and T20 cricket, but has seen its role continue to decline on recent tours and no longer hold a spot. regular in the starting XI.

Trinson Carmichael has been removed from the T20I squad after going without a wicket in his only two games on the 29-year-old left-arm spinner’s first tour of Antigua. Quick pitcher Kyle Phillip, right-handed hitter Sanjay Krishnamurthi and left-arm all-rounder Karima Gore have all been excluded from the United States ODI squad for all three games against Ireland after appearing on the September ODI Tour. in Oman. However, Gore retained his place in the T20I squad.

The United States are scheduled to play the first of two T20Is against Ireland on December 22 at Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, Fla., Before playing again the next day at 7 p.m. The three-game ODI series then begins at 10 a.m. on December 26 with a second ODI on December 28 before the series ends with a day-night final on December 30.

USA T20I Team: Monank Patel (capt./week), Karima Gore, Aaron Jones, Marty Kain, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Saurabh Netravalkar, Nisarg Patel, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, Rusty Theron, Vatsal Vaghela.

US ODI Team: Monank Patel (capt./week), Rahul Jariwala (sem), Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Sushant Modani, Saurabh Netravalkar, Nisarg Patel, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor, Vatsal Vaghela .

Peter Della Penna is the US correspondent for ESPNcricinfo @PeterDellaPenna



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