Rutherford, Barnwell, Hemraj among Guyanese in US Open T20
The 12th edition of the US Open T20 Cup has attracted a significant number of active and former senior national cricketers of Guyana.
The senior national cricketers include Ronsford Beaton, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Gudakesh Motie, Paul Wintz, Assad Fudadin, Trevon Griffith, Ashmead Nedd, Kevin Sinclair, Sherfane Rutherford, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble and Christopher Barnwell, and former national player Derwin Christian.
According to a Cricket Guyana Inc. official, the contracted Guyana Jaguars players were given some time off to play in the tournament. West Indies T20 stars Andre Russell and Chris Gayle are also listed to participate.
The 15-match tournament runs from December 15-20 and will have three matches daily at the Central Broward County Stadium. Match times are 13:00h, 16:30h and 20:00h.
The top two teams from the groups progress to the semi-finals. Since 2014, the tournament has been sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.
The defending champions are Somerset Cavaliers.
Punjab Blues: Gary Bhullar, Harry Bhullar, Gurinder Saini, Iknoor Singh, Mohd Asif, Amitoze Singh, Nikhil Kanchan, Ranaq Sharma, Jay Singh, Tirth Patel, Aditya Joshi, Abhimanyu Rajp, Chetan Rajput, Masoom Patel, Derwin Christian, Sainikeathen Reddy, Saurabh Joshi, Zubair Ilyas, Vinay Chauhan.
Atlanta Param Veers Squad: Rayad Emrit (captain), Chris Gayle, Param Patel, Akeal Hosein, Khary Pierre, Darpan Patel, Damian Ebanks, Wayne Parnell, Fabian Allen, Marquino Mindley, Kissondath Magram, Garth Garvey, Steven Taylor, Delray Rawlins, Corey Anderson, Kesrick Williams, Evroy Dyer, Mark Parchment, Heer Patel, Ishmael Parchment.
US All-Stars Squad: Zishawn Qureshi (captain), Zeeshan Ashraf, Ali Shafique, Jaskaran Malhotra, Rizwan Cheema, Ravinderpal Singh, Muhammad Ali Khan, Liam Plunkett, Saad Zafar, Rajesh Sharma, Herlando Johnson, Honey Gori, Naseer Khan, Damien Rowe, Omari Williams, Adullah Shah, Samih Sadiq, Abdullah Sheikh, Christopher Lamont, Sameer Khan.
Somerset Cavaliers Squad: Syed Najaf Shah (captain), Andre Russell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Sohaib Maqsood, Navin Stewart, Kennar Lewis, Shawn Findlay, Ali Imran, Gudakesh Motie, Aaron Jones, Sami Aslam, Asad Ghous, Rusty Theron, Paul Wintz, Akshay Homraj, Syed Abdullah, Gauranshu Sharma, Yasir Mohammad, Krishmar Sanotie, Muhammad Irfran.
Brampton Pacers Squad: Jagjit Randhawa (captain), Leonardo Julien, Waqas Butt, Asad Zaidi, Jagdeep Randhawa, Ranjeet Singh, Tejinder Dhaliwal, Sukhjinder Sangha, Junaid Siddiqui, Salman Nazar, Sukhdeep Brar, Ranveer Singh, Balkar Kainth, Dunae Nathaniel, Sikandar Raza, Mark Deyal, Zachary Sattaur, Ricky Nayar, Dale Africa, Fuad Azadi
Afghan Zwanan CC Squad: Shiva Kumar, Nawaz Khan, Harish Kakani, Ronsford Beaton, Assad Fudadin, Cody Chetty, Mario Ramp (wicketkeeper), Dominque Rikki, Gaurav Bajaj, Ryan Francis, Earl Henningham, Kirk Thomson, Zia Shahzad, Zaki Sultani, Akeem Dodson, Esa Kunarai, Sher Afzal, Taha Jamal, Shakaib Rehan Reahimi, Mohmmad Choudury.
22 Yards Sultan Squad: Trevon Griffith, Ahad Malik (captain), Asad Ali, Jatinder Singh, Dane Piedt, Christopher Barnwell, Kevin Sinclair, Ashmead Nedd, Aaquib Sulheri, Sherfane Rutherford, Adnan Bajwa, Chadwick Walton, Anthony Bramble, Rikin Parikh, Ameeq Khan, Toqueer Abassi, Jessy Singh, Charan Singh, Devendra Bishoo, Eraj Abidi.
Samp Army Squad: Abhiram Bolisetty, Aditya Gupta, Akul Gupta, Aryan Shah (wicketkeeper), Gaurav Khanna, Hitesh Patel, Kunal Sehgal, Nilesh Patel (vice-captain), Prit Patel, Rohan Phadke, Sanjay Stanley (captain), Sanram Patel, Owais Jeelani, Chandu Kasireddy, Akash Joshi (wicketkeeper), Mujtaba Tariq, Akshar Patel, Utkaresh Srivastava, Gautham Ravindran, Aryan Ghotkar.