Paradkar was included in part to serve as a cover for fast bowler Ali Khan, who will miss the first two games of the US tournament during the US’s victory over Jersey in their final game of the qualifying playoff. Khan put up a career best 7-for-32 in the win, but was penalized by the ICC match referee after a series of animated exchanges with the Jersey players.
Paradkar, 22, went 4 for 26 on his ODI debut against Papua New Guinea in 2021 on tour of Oman. However, he only played one more game on that tour, against Nepal, and has not been selected for the US since.
Mid-paced all-rounder Ian Holland, who played a crucial role in the USA’s journey through the Associates three-year-old Cricket World Cup League 2 ODI tournament, is unavailable for the Qualifier for the World Cup due to his county commitments with Hampshire.
team usa: Monank Patel (capt & wk), Aaron Jones (vice-capt), Shayan Jahangir (wk), Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Sushant Modani, Sai Mukkamalla, Saurabh Netravalkar, Abhishek Paradkar, Nisarg Patel, Kyle Phillip, Usman Rafiq, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Steven Taylor