The USA has named a 15-member squad to compete in the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe that begins next month. Monank Patel, an Indian-origin American cricketer who has played for the United States since 2018 as a right-handed top-order batsman and wicket-keeper has been chosen to lead the team for the qualifier playoff.
Patel currently captains the United States national cricket team. He began his international career in 2018 when he was named in the United States squad for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier tournament in Morrisville, North Carolina. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 208 runs in six matches.
He has numerous records under his belt for ODI as well as T20 matches. He was the leading run-scorer for the United States in the 2019-20 Regional Super50 tournament, with 230 runs in eight matches.
28-year-old Aaron Jones will act as deputy to Patel in the upcoming qualifier playoff in Zimbabwe. The USA is placed alongside West Indies, Zimbabwe, Netherlands, and Nepal in Group A. The USA squad named Abhishek Paradkar, Ali Khan, Gajanand Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Kyle Philip, Nisarg Patel, Nostush Kenjige, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Saurabh Netravalkar, Shayan Jahangir, Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani and Usman Rafiq for this playoff.