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USA announces 15-member squad for 2024 T20 World Cup led by Monank Patel: See the full list

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USA Cricket has announced the 15-member squad for the United States for the upcoming 2024 ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the United States and West Indies from June 1 to June 29.

With the tournament just around the corner, anticipation for the squads is high as cricket enthusiasts and aficionados speculated who would make the cut for the competition.

Led by Monank Patel, 31, the squad includes a mix of new and old faces. The squad also included former New Zealand player and 2015 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup finalist Corey Anderson.

The U.S. cricket team will be opening the tournament, playing against Canada in Dallas. They will then play against Pakistan on June 6 and against India on June 12. The U.S. will also face Ireland in Florida on June 14.

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2024 ICC T20 World Cup Squad for United States

The main squad includes:

  • Monank Patel (Captain)
  • Aaron Jones (Vice Captain)
  • Andries Gous
  • Corey Anderson
  • Ali Khan
  • Harmeet Singh
  • Jessy Singh
  • Milind Kumar
  • Nisarg Patel
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Noshtush Kenjige
  • Saurabh Nethralvakar
  • Shadley Van Schalkwyk
  • Steven Taylor
  • Shayan Jahangir

Reserve players include:

  • Juanoy Drysdale
  • Gajanand Singh
  • Yasir Mohammad

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How many players does each squad have?

A cricket team has 11 players that are broadly divided into the wicketkeeper, batters, bowlers and all-rounders. Each team also has a given number of reserve players. However, only 11 players can be on the field at any given time.

Teams are allowed to alter their squads before May 25 after which any change will require approval from ICC’s Event Technical Committee.

Which countries are participating in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup?

Countries participating in the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup include:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Ireland
  • USA
  • Canada
  • England
  • Australia
  • Namibia
  • Scotland
  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • West Indies
  • Afghanistan
  • Uganda
  • Papua New Guinea
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal

What to know about the 2024 T20 World Cup

Fifty-five matches will be played across nine cities – three in the U.S. and six in the Caribbean, according to the ICC, with the opening match between Canada and the U.S. to be held on June 1 at Grand Prairie Stadium in the Dallas metro area, and the grand finale on June 29 in Barbados. The semifinals will take place in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.

England enters the year as defending champions, having beaten Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup final in Melbourne. The series will mark U.S., Canada and Uganda’s first appearances at a Men’s T20 World Cup.

As anticipation for the tournament builds, the ICC announced eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and India’s legendary cricketer Yuvraj Singh as ambassadors for the T20 World Cup 2024.

The ICC on Thursday also released the official anthem of the ICC T20 World Cup by Grammy award winning artist Sean Paul and Soca superstar Kes.

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Tickets

General tickets for the 2024 T20 World Cup matches in both the U.S. and the West Indies are available to purchase on the tournament website. While tickets for popular matches, such as the opening match between the U.S. and Canada and the highly anticipated Pakistan vs. India have sold out, tickets for other matches continue to be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. A limited number of hospitality packages for all matches at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium and other stadiums in the U.S. are also available. To avail them, visit tickets.t20worldcup.com or email hospitality@t20worldcup.com.

Tickets for some of the matches are also available for purchase on third-party websites such as Stubhub, Tickets Center and SeatGeek for varying prices.

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Saman Shafiq is a trending news reporter for USA TODAY. Reach her at sshafiq@gannett.com and follow her on X @saman_shafiq7.

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