WCL Division 4
USACA announced its 14-man squad to participate in ICC Pepsi World Cricket League Division 4 Tournament to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 1 to 11, 2012. Along with USA, the other participating associate countries are Denmark, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore and Tanzania.
The tournament will be round robin, single group with each team playing each other once, followed by playoffs and finals to determine rankings from 1-6. The top 2 finishers will be promoted to WCL Division 3 scheduled to be held in Bermuda from April 28 to May 5, 2013.
Looking for consistency and continuity, the selectors opted to retain a core of players that participated in ICC T20 World Cup qualifier in Dubai in March, and re-called five experienced players including Steve Massiah who has returned as Captain.
The team is a good blend of experience and youth. However, undoubtedly, USA will be depending heavily on its younger players who have all come through the various Regional youth programs and ICC U19 world Cup participation over the past six years.
USA is expected to arrive in Malaysia on August 28 for practice, training and acclimatization prior to the start of the tournament on September 3.
Malaysia 2012 -Team USA: Abhimanyu Rajp, Aditya Thyagarajan, Aditya Mishra, Akeem Dodson, Elmore Hutchinson, Khawaja Usman Shuja, Muhammad Asad Ghous, Orlando Baker, Rashard Marshall, Ryan Corns, Steve Massiah (Captain), Steven Taylor, Sushil Nadkarni (Vice Captain) and Timroy Allen.
Malaysia 2012 – Team Officials
Shoaib Ahmed – Manager
Robin Singh – Consultant / Coach
Kumaran Thirunavukkarasu – Assistant coach
Nasir Javed – Bowling Coach
Akthar Masood Syed – Physio
Sriram Somayajula – Match Video Analyst