USA men's national squad during ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Oman - Image by ICC OMZ @ICC (Twitter)

USA men’s national squad have begun their preparations towards the upcoming ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in Apr 2019 in Namibia, with a series of practice matches in their Caribbean camp in Antigua.

The practice games being played so far have been mostly inter-squad matches with a solitary match against Antigua XI. USA will be competing in Division 2 against Namibia, Hong Kong, Canada, Oman & Papua New Guinea for 4 ODI spots and place in 2023 CWC League 2 Championships.

USA had earned their promotion from WCL Division 3 in Oman in Nov 2018 after finishing runners-up to host’s Oman in the 6-nation tournament also featuring Kenya, Singapore, Uganda and Denmark. The remaining team’s in the tournament have been relegated to 2023 CWC Challenge League A & B respectively.

Team USA Caribbean Camp matches brief scores:

Team Red 158/7 in 20 overs (Monank Patel 37, Xavier Marshall 31, Fahad Babar 29, Jasdeep Singh 22, Steven Taylor 2/12, Hayden Walsh 2/28, Vikash Mohan 2/31) beat Team Blue 151/5 in 18 overs (Jaskaran Malhotra 71 n.o, Steven Taylor 28, Nisarg Patel 23, Timil Patel 3/23, Saurabh Netravalkar 2/26) by 7 runs

Team Red 220 all out in 40 overs (Monank Patel 43, Aaron Jones 32, Alex Amsterdam 27, Nisarg Patel 3/29, Nosthush Kenjige 2/29, Hayden Walsh 2/31, Jan Nisar Khan 2/32) beat Team Blue 208 all out in 35.5 overs (Jaskaran Malhotra 44, Hayden Walsh 36, Elmore Hutchinson 31, Nisarg Patel 30, Amaul Nath 3/21, Saurabh Netravalkar 3/42, Roy Silva 2/27) by 12 runs

USA 310/7 in 50 overs (Aaron Jones 80, Roy Silva 60, Jaskaran Malhotra 57, Steven Taylor 47, Jan Nisar Khan 29 n.o, Karima Gore 2/34, Stanny Simon 2/65, Orandel Boston 1/46) beat Antigua XI 173 all out in 48.5 overs (Michael Dover 52, Kerry Mentore 22, Nino Henry 22, Hayden Walsh 3/26, Saurabh Netravalkar 2/19, Nisarg Patel 1/28, Prashanth Nair 1/39) by 137 runs

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