Mahika Kandanala replaces Gargi Bhogle in USA Women’s Squad for UAE Tour

The United States are scheduled to play games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the new few weeks with a quadrangular series featuring Thailand, and Zimbabwe and hosts UAE on the line. Just then will play the ICC T20 World Cup qualifier event as well.

USA Women's Cricket Team in T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2021. PC: Twitter
USA Women’s Cricket Team in T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2021. PC: Twitter

 

The squad named a few days back featured Gargi Bhogle, but now is ruled out of all matches on the UAE tour as her injury to the broken finger has failed to recover in time. The selection panel have announced a name as a replacement from the 3-player standby list.

21-year-old, Mahika Kandanala from Dallas, Texas has been given an opportunity in the main squad. In United States’ regional qualifier, she’d marked her T20I debut in Scotland against Netherland. She’s got a few numbers to her name in her last appearances during 2021 and the 21-year-old being an all-rounder had a few wickets to her name as well.

USA on the 6th of September arrived in UAE and are first scheduled to play in the quadrangular series from the 10th to 13th of September. They then play a warmup game against Thailand on the 16th of September and then comes their main event after all the buildup, the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers from the 18th to the 25th of September.

Revised USA’s squad :

Sindhu Sriharsha (C), Geetika Kodali (VC), Anika Kolan, Bhumika Bhadriraju, Disha Dhingra, lsani Vaghela, Lisa Ramjit, Mahika Kandanala, Moksha Chaudhary, Preeti lyenger, Ritu Singh, Snigdha Paul, Suhani Thadani, Taranum Chopra, Yashaditi Teki

Non-traveling reserves :
Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni, Uzma lfthikar

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USA’s regular head coach, Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s absence due to a prior commitment sees two coaches from the women’s domestic program in Earl Daley & Burt Cockley stepping in for the tour.

USA’s UAE SCHEDULE

Quadrangular series :

 
DATE MATCHES VENUE
10-Sep-22
United States vs Zimbabwe Sevens ground, Dubai
United Arab Emirates vs Thailand Sevens ground, Dubai
12-Sep-22
United Arab Emirates vs Zimbabwe Sevens ground, Dubai
Thailand vs United States Sevens ground, Dubai
13-Sep-22
Zimbabwe vs Thailand Sevens ground, Dubai
United Arab Emirates vs United States Sevens ground, Dubai

Warmup game: 16-Sep-22

ICC T20 World Cup qualifier groups and schedule :

GROUP A GROUP B
Bangladesh Thailand
Ireland Zimbabwe
Scotland Papua New Guinea
United States of America United Arab Emirates
 
 
DATE MATCHES VENUE TIME (LOCAL)
18-Sep-22
Thailand vs United Arab Emirates Zayed Cricket Stadium 10:00 AM
Bangladesh vs Ireland Zayed Cricket Stadium 2:00 PM
Zimbabwe vs Papua New Guinea Tolerance Oval 10:00 AM
Scotland vs United States of America Tolerance Oval 2:00 PM
19-Sep-22
Thailand vs Zimbabwe Zayed Cricket Stadium 10:00 AM
Bangladesh vs Scotland Zayed Cricket Stadium 2:00 PM
Papua New Guinea vs United Arab Emirates Tolerance Oval 10:00 AM
Ireland vs United States of America Tolerance Oval 2:00 PM
21-Sep-22
Bangladesh vs United States of America Zayed Cricket Stadium 10:00 AM
Thailand vs Papua New Guinea Zayed Cricket Stadium 2:00 PM
Scotland vs Ireland Tolerance Oval 10:00 AM
Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emirates Tolerance Oval 2:00 PM
23-Sep-22
B1 vs A2 Zayed Cricket Stadium 10:00 AM
A1 vs B2 Zayed Cricket Stadium 2:00 PM
A3 vs B4 Tolerance Oval 10:00 AM
B3 vs A4 Tolerance Oval 2:00 PM
25-Sep-22
3rd place playoff Zayed Cricket Stadium 10:00 AM
Final Zayed Cricket Stadium 2:00 PM
7th place playoff Tolerance Oval 10:00 AM
5th place playoff Tolerance Oval 2:00 PM
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