Thursday, January 26, 2023

USA Cricket: Mahika Kandanala replaces Gargi Bhogle in USA Women’s squad for tour of UAE

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  • Gargi Bhogle ruled out of all matches on tour through broken finger injury that has not recovered in time
  • USA Women’s National Selection panel confirms one of the three named reserves in 21 year-old batter, Mahika Kandanala coming in as the replacement

Gargi Bhogle has been ruled out of the USA Women’s tour of the United Arab Emirates which includes the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi. Bhogle sadly suffered a broken finger in her right hand which has not adequately recovered in time to allow her to fly or participate in the tour.

She has been replaced by the 21 year old batter from Dallas, Texas, Mahika Kandanala who was one of the three reserves in the originally named squad. Kandanala was part of the squad for the previous T20 World Cup global Qualifier in Scotland where she made her T20 International debut vs Netherlands.

The squad will arrive in the UAE tomorrow ahead of the first international match in the quadrangular series on Saturday September 10, the updated 15 player Team USA Squad and travelling party can be found below.

Team USA Women’s Squad

Sindhu Sriharsha (Captain)
Geetika Kodali (Vice-Captain)
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 Travelling Reserves

Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni
Uzma lfthikar

Coaching Team: Earl Daley and Burt Cockley (in place of Shivnarine Chanderpaul)
Manager: John Aaron

MATCH SCHEDULE

Quadrangular T20I Series (all games at Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai)

Saturday 10th September: USA Women vs Zimbabwe Women. 10am local time
Monday 12th September: Thailand Women vs USA Women. 2pm local time
Tuesday 13th September: USA Women vs UAE Women. 2pm local time

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, Abu Dhabi

Tuesday 16th September: **Warm Up Match** USA Women vs Thailand Women (time tbc)

Sunday 18th September: USA Women vs Scotland Women. 3:30pm local time
Monday 19th September: USA Women vs Ireland Women. 3:30pm local time
Wednesday 21st September: USA Women vs Bangladesh Women. 11:30am local time
Friday 23rd September: Semifinals and 5-8th Place Semi-Finals
Sunday 25th September: Final and 3rd-4th, 5th-6th & 7th/8th place play-off

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