Everything You Need to Know About the USA Cricket Training Group

Emma | 05 - 01 - 2021
USA Cricket Training Group

USA cricket announced their Men’s Under 19 Training Group after the conclusion of successful Men’s under 19 National Championships. Nearly 112 young cricketers across America played 16 matches and were crowned as the National Champions. The National Youth Selection Committee selected 26 players, all having participated in the National Championships. The selected players will have the opportunity to work with the head coach, Kevin Darlington. The best in the training group will be selected for the USA Under 19 Men’s side and further to qualify for the ICC under 19 Cricket World Cup through the ICC Americas’ Regional Qualifier later this year. “The training group is an important step towards the ultimate goal of qualification to the Men’s Under 19 World Cup,” says Richard Done, USA Cricket Operations Director.

Facts About USA Cricket Training Group

  • The squad has many leading performers including three individual award winners from the national championships.
  • Nearly 6000 runs were scored and 225 wickets were taken across 16 matches, 7 of the players who performed well were selected in this training group.  
  • Individual award winners were all selected for the training group. 
  • Taaha Warraich, the sixth leading run-scorer in the tournament was not included in the training group.
  • Every team from the National Championships received representation- Six from Southwest Zone, Five from West Zone Reds, four from Mid-Atlantic Zone, four from Colts, and one each from Midwest Zone, West Zone Blues, and East Zone.  
  • Leading run scorer-Rehman Dar, Player of the tournament- Sai Mukkamalla, leading wicket-taker- Sanjay Krishnamurthi were all in the training group. 

USA Men’s Under 19 National Training Group

Name Team
Aakashveer Saini West Zone Blues
Abhiram Bolisetty South Zone
Abhiram Valisammagari South West Zone
Aditya Gupta South Zone
Ajay Immadi West Zone Reds
Ali Sheikh South West Zone
Elton Tucker Jr. South Zone
Gautham Ravindran Colts
Hisham Ali Colts
Ishan Sharma Mid-Atlantic Zone
Kanish Bhall West Zone Reds
Laksh Parikh South West Zone
Mihir Cherukupalli South West Zone
Rehman Dar South West Zone
Rishi Ramesh Colts
Ritwik Behera Mid-Atlantic Zone
Rohan Phadke South Zone
Rohan Posanipally West Zone Reds
Saiteja Mukkamalla Mid-Atlantic Zone
Sanjay Krishnamurthy West Zone Reds
Skanda Rohit Sharma West Zone Reds
Slade-Lee Van Staden Colts
Soorya Selvakumar South West Zone
Tejas Visal Midwest Zone
Yasir Mohammad Mid-Atlantic Zone


The USA cricket team has also announced Men’s, Men’s U-19, Women’s, and Women’s U-19 Training Groups. 

How Many Players Were Selected By the National Youth Selection Committee?
  • A. 26
  • B. 25
  • C. 26
  • D. 27
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