Shadley van Schalkwyk, Andries Gous in USA squad for T20 World Cup

Shadley van Schalkwyk cricketShadley van Schalkwyk.

Former South African franchise cricketers Shadley van Schalkwyk and Andries Gous have been named in the United States of America’s squad for next month’s T20 World Cup.

Gous and van Schalkwyk played for the Knights in South Africa before relocating to the United States of America.

Both players debuted in T20I cricket last month, when the USA hosted Canada in Houston, Texas.

“The five-member national selection panel has picked its 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The tournament, set to commence on 1 June and jointly hosted by the USA and West Indies, will see Monank Patel lead the team once again,” read a statement from USA Cricket.

“The same squad will also play against Bangladesh in Houston, Texas for the three T20Is bilateral matches ahead of the World Cup.

“The two alterations in the squad which played Canada are the inclusion of Shayan Jahangir, a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, in the place of middle-order batsman Gajanand Singh, and fast bowler Ali Khan replacing Usman Rafiq.”

Former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has also been included in the USA’s T20 World Cup squad.

The USA recently hired former Australian batsman Stuart Law as head coach.

Andries Gous cricket

Andries Gous.

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USA’s T20 World Cup squad

  1. Monank Patel (captain)
  2. Aaron Jones
  3. Andries Gous
  4. Corey Anderson
  5. Ali Khan
  6. Harmeet Singh
  7. Jessy Singh
  8. Milind Kumar
  9. Nisarg Patel
  10. Nitish Kumar
  11. Noshtush Kenjige
  12. Saurabh Netravalkar
  13. Shadley Van Schalkwyk
  14. Steven Taylor
  15. Shayan Jahangir
  16. Gajanand Singh (reserve)
  17. Juanoy Drysdale (reserve)
  18. Yasir Mohammad (reserve)

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