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Netizens comment on the USA Cricket U19 World Cup squad, saying it “looks like India B Team”

Netizens commented that the USA Cricket squad for the ICC U19 Women’s World Cup 2023 appeared to be India’s B team as soon as it was revealed on Wednesday.

Team USA unveiled its 15-player roster for the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023’s inaugural tournament. A total of 16 teams will compete against one another in South Africa starting next month for the U-19 T20 World Cup, where the goal is to win the title of U-19 Women’s T20 champion.

11 ICC full-member countries automatically qualified for the tournament, but the other five spaces were filled by one team from each of the ICC’s five regions, which also included the United States.

January 14 will mark the start of the ICC U-19 T20 World Cup 2023

The USA Cricket Women’s U19s Squad to Play in the Country’s First-Ever World Cup Team USA announced their 15-player roster for the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa later this month through Twitter.

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Netizens reacted by pointing out that the team looked more like an India B team as soon as the announcement was made on USA’s social media accounts. In addition to the 15 players chosen for the roster, USA Cricket also confirmed five reserves who would not be traveling to the prestigious competition.

The tournament is slated to take place from January 14 through January 29, 2022. The JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom is scheduled to host the semifinal matches on January 27. On January 29, a thrilling final will take place at the same location to wrap up the coveted competition.

‘USA Cricket team or India B team?’ asks internet users USA Team

Here is a detailed look at the players, coaches, and support personnel that the USA has announced for the competition.

The 15-person Team USA roster for the premier U-19 tournament:

  1. Isani Vaghela
  2. Jivana Aras
  3. Laasya Mullapudi
  4. Pooja Ganesh (WK)
  5. Pooja Shah
  6. Ritu Singh
  7. Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni
  8. Snigdha Paul
  9. Suhani Thadani
  10. Taranum Chopra
  11. Geetika Kodali (Captain)
  12. Anika Kolan (WK) (Vice Captain)
  13. Aditi Chudasama
  14. Bhumika Bhadriraju
  15. Disha Dhingra

Reserve Players: 

  1. Lisa Ramjit
  2. Mitali Patwardhan
  3. Tya Gonsalves
  4. Chetnaa Prasad
  5. Kasturi Vedantham

USA’s coaching and support staff:

  1. S&C/Assistant Coach: Burt Cockley
  2. Physio/Medical: Dr. Audrey Adams
  3. Assistant Team Manager: Joan Alexander-Serrano
  4. Head Coach: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
  5. Team Manager: John Aaron
  6. Team Analyst: Rohaan Gosala

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