Mohammed is one of the few natural youth cricketers in New
York City. Photos by Shiek Mohamed
What does playing for the USA mean to you?
Playing for the USA is a dream come through for me.
Is the game on the right course, according to you?
Yes, the game is on the right course because now more Americans are
learning about the sport and the 20/20 version has a lot to do with
Which international cricketer do you admire
I admire Christopher Gayle the most, because of his calm demeanor.
What are the USA's chances in the Americas
Cup? Who are favorites?
I personally think the USA has the best team in the Americas Cup
this year, but because of past years Canada and Bermuda are the
Do you speak to former players or coaches when going through bad
Yes, I do ask for a lot of advice especially when I’m going
through a bad slump.
Who are the toughest bowlers you have faced?
So far only one, a young leg-spinner from Florida's Under-19 squad.
What's your preparation like, before a game?
I try not to think about the game too much I just go out and play
What are your academic plans for the future?
I’m a current college student studying criminal justice.
Mohammed credit his family support for his success.
What has been your proudest moment in your
career so far?
When I got selected to represent the United States at cricket.
What is the toughest thing about being an all-rounder?
Being an all-rounder is all positive because if I fail in one part
of the game I still have another part to work hard on.
Would you describe yourself as self-driven?
Yes, I’m very self-driven and I enjoy pushing myself to do
better than good, every time.
How would you rate the recently held National Under-19 Tournament
in New York?
The tournament was much more competitive than in previous years.
How much do you think about the game when
you are not playing?
Almost everyday when I’m not playing I try to think about
my mistakes and try my best to correct them.
Who's the most famous person in your phonebook?
There are no famous persons in my phone book.
In terms of cricket ability, where does the USA stand now?
USA has a lot of talented cricketers and could go very far in world
Did anyone help you in your cricket progress?
Yes, mostly my uncle Ajaz Asgarally, a former Guyana youth player.
The rest of my family also always pushes and helps me.
What drives you to go on?
My love for the game of cricket.
Who are your emotional supporters?
My mom Fazila, my sister Sadia, aunts (especially "Aunty Seema")
and my uncles.
How long do you see yourself playing cricket?
Do you think you are at the
peak of your youth cricket career?
I have only one year left at the Under-19 level; therefore, I think
I’m reaching my youth cricket peak right now.