USA Cricket is delighted to announce the 14-player USA Women’s squad that will attempt to qualify for the T20 World Cup Global Qualifier in 2024. The regional qualifier will run from September 4th to 11th at the Woodley Park Cricket Complex, Van Nuys, California.
The 14-player squad contains seven players who participated in the 2023 ICC Under 19 Women’s World Cup, most of which previously represented the senior team. The squad also sees the return of experienced off-spinner Uzma Iftikhar and all-rounder Onika Wallerson.
Four uncapped players have earned their maiden call-up: Jessica Willathgamuwa, Chetna Reddy Pagydyala, Aditi Chudasama, and Jivana Aras.
Left-arm pace bowler Tara Norris, who made history in this year’s Women’s Premier League by recording the tournament’s first 5-fer, is unavailable due to representative cricket commitments in England. Off-spinner Bhumika Bhadiraraju, a college freshman this Fall, is unavailable due to College commitments.
Charlotte Dickenson will lead the charge as the USA Cricket Interim Head Coach. Dickenson is an ECB Level 3 coach, ICC Coach Tutor, and Master Educator. She brings immense experience, having coached England’s U17, U19, and U21 national women’s teams. In 2005, she was England’s Assistant Coach and Manager during the team’s Ashes win against Australia. Dickenson was a part-time coach for the Belgium Women’s team and has coached in the USA Cricket National Domestic Pathway tournaments since 2021.
The national team will assemble in Van Nuys, California, on August 25 for a pre-tournament camp.
Team USA Women’s Squad
Sindhu Sriharsha (Captain)
Geetika Kodali (Vice-Captain)
Chetna Reddy Pagydyala
Head Coach: Charlotte Dickenson
Assistant Coach: Chitaranjan Nilak
Manager: John Aaron
Analyst: Rohaan Gosala
Physiotherapist: Alondra Castellanos
Selection Panel: Joan Alexander-Serrano (Chair), Erica Rendler, Jyotsna Patel, Rajeshwari Antani, Syed Masood Akhtar.