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Monank Patel USA captain

USA welcome Ireland in a historic series for hosts

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USA are set to welcome an ICC Full Member Nation for the first time ever when they host Ireland for three ODIs and two T20Is in Florida.

For the first time since September 2019, the USA are set to host an international match when they face Ireland in the first T20I on 22 December at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida. 

However, there has been a lot of chopping and changing both in the squads and fixtures due to the COVID-19. The practice matches scheduled between the two sides were cancelled ahead of the first game, with both USA and Ireland squads instead individually practising on the centre wicket.

There have been several changes to the squads as well ahead of the limited-overs series. Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Harry Tector and Gareth Delany all tested positive for COVID-19 during the pre-series testing and will join the team after 10-day isolation. With several uncertainties, Josh Little cut short his Lankan Premier League stint to join up with the Ireland squad in the USA. 

For the USA, Karima Gore, Jaskaran Malhotra and Aaron Jones have been ruled out after being named in the initial squads. To cover for the absentees, four players have received their maiden national call-up, three of whom are U19 stars. Ritwik Behera has been named in both the ODI and T20I squads, while Yasir Mohammed and Ali Sheikh have been called up for the T20I squad along with Ryan Scott.

Rusty Theron too will be unavailable due to a groin injury.

Schedule

All games will be played at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida.

First T20I: 22 December, 2 PM local time
Second T20I: 23 December, 7 PM local time
First ODI: 26 December, 10 AM local time
Second ODI: 28 December, 10 AM local time
Third ODI: 30 December, 2:30 PM local time

Squads

Ireland T20I squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

Ireland ODI squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

USA T20I squad: Monank Patel (c), Ali Khan, Ali Sheikh, Gajanand Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Marty Kain, Nisarg Patel, Ritwik Behera, Ryan Scott, Saurabh Netravalkar, Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Vatsal Vaghela, Xavier Marshall, Yasir Mohammed.

USA ODI squad: Monank Patel (c), Aaron Jones, Ali Khan, Gajanand Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Jaskaran Malhotra, Marty Kain, Nisarg Patel, Nosthush Kenjige, Rahul Jariwala, Ritwik Behera, Saurabh Netravalkar, Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Vatsal Vaghela, Xavier Marshall.

 

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