Excitement levels surge high in the United States as the second edition of the US Premier League (USPL) is all set to kick off from November 13 in Lauderhill, Florida. Sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and USA Cricket, this T20 tournament promises thrilling cricket action and intense competition between seven riveting teams.
The teams participating in the USPL 2023 are California Golden Eagles, Carolina Eagles, Chicago Patriots, Maryland Mavericks, New York Cowboys, NJ Titans, and Phillies United. The cricketing fiesta is slated to showcase 24 enthralling T20 matches, unfolding at Central Broward Park.
The tournament structure will feature each team clashing against the others in a round-robin format. Following the league matches, the top four teams on the standings will advance to the semi-finals. The victorious teams from the semis will eventually battle it out in the grand USPL 2023 final scheduled for November 22.
This year’s edition is poised to witness a spectrum of accomplished players, including members from the US men’s national team, Major League Cricket (MLC), and Minor League Cricket (MiLC). The diverse array of talent promises a series of riveting performances and thrilling encounters throughout the tournament.
Cricket aficionados in India can catch all the live action of the US Premier League 2023 on the FanCode app and website, with no live telecast available on television channels in the country.
Let’s take a closer look at the line-up of players for each team:
US Premier League 2023 teams and squads
California Golden Eagles: Unmukt Chand (captain), Dane Piedt, Yassir Kaleem, Vaaroon Samaroo, Tej Patel, Smit Patel, Saif Badar, Ryan Scott, Nisarg Desai, Mario Lobban, Dhruv Pawar, Eizaz Mulla, Gaurav Kumar, Hamza Tariq (wicket-keeper), Kellon Carmichael and Chaitanya Bishnoi
Carolina Eagles: Gajanand Singh (captain), Rajdeep Darbar (wicket-keeper), Shiva Sankar, Sion Hackett, Kristopher Ramsaran, Raunaq Sharma, Ravish Khanchi, Sachin Seecharan, Gauranshu Sharma, Iqwe Craig, Kesrick Williams, Kjorn Ottley, Yasir Mohammad, Anderson Mahase, Aryan Singh, Daniel Williams, Dexter Sween, Steven Katwaroo (wicket-keeper)
Chicago Patriots: Angelo Perera (captain), Nitish Kumar (wicket-keeper), Shehan Jayasuria, Joshua Tromp (wicket-keeper), Rayad Emrit, Rayyankhan Pathan, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Bipul Sharma, Carmi Le Roux, Gayan Fernando, Jahamar Hamilton, Adithya Ganesh, Akhilesh Bodugum, Ali Sheikh, Amila Aponsu
Maryland Mavericks: Jessy Singh, Dwayne Smith, Atish Gawand, Bravish Shetty, Darius Gopaul, Neil Broom, Nil Patel, Phani Simhadri, Pranav Chettipalayam (wicket-keeper), Shubham Ranjane, Qumar Torrington, Raymond Ramrattan, Ronaldo Ali Mohammed, Sai Teja Mukkamala, Supreet Madaan, Taj Mohammad, Tevin Imlach (wicket-keeper), Vineet Sinha, Kapil Khanna, Kevin Stoute
New York Cowboys: Jaladh Dua (wicket-keeper), Chiranshu Bhatia, Obus Pienaar, Samarth Tiwari, Sanchit Sandhu, Yohan Samarawickrama, Jeremy Gordon, Kulvinder Singh, Milind Kumar, Neil Nervekar, Abhinav Sikharam, Gaurav Grover, Gihan Senanayake and Imran Raja Khan
NJ Titans: Harmeet Singh (captain), Andries Gous (wicket-keeper), Rehman Dar, Soaeb Tai, Vandit Prajapati, Zia ul Haq, Trevon Griffith, Saurabh Netravalkar, Aaron Jones, Noman Iftikhar, Raj Nannan, Junaid Siddiqui, Mohammed Mohsin, Mukhtar Ahmed, Nauman Anwar, Jvon Searles
Phillies United: Elias Sunny (captain), Manoj Acharya, Calvin Savage, Rushikesh Amin, Danesh Patel, Ali Imran, Arya Garg, Rizwan Mazhar (wicket-keeper), Stephen Wiig, Aman Patel (wicket-keeper), Dominique Rikhi, Akshay Homraj, Karan Patel
US Premier League 2023 schedule and live match start times in India Standard Time (IST):
|Monday, November 13||Chicago Patriots vs Phillies United||8:30 PM|
|Tuesday, November 14||Maryland Mavericks vs Carolina Eagles||12:30 AM|
|Tuesday, November 14||New York Cowboys vs NJ Titans||4:30 AM|
|Tuesday, November 14||California Golden Eagles vs Chicago Patriots||8:30 PM|
|Wednesday, November 15||Phillies United vs Maryland Mavericks||12:30 AM|
|Wednesday, November 15||Carolina Eagles vs New York Cowboys||4:30 AM|
|Wednesday, November 15||NJ Titans vs California Golden Eagles||8:30 PM|
|Thursday, November 16||Chicago Patriots vs Maryland Mavericks||12:30 AM|
|Thursday, November 16||Phillies United vs Carolina Eagles||4:30 AM|
|Thursday, November 16||New York Cowboys vs California Golden Eagles||8:30 PM|
|Friday, November 17||NJ Titans vs Maryland Mavericks||12:30 AM|
|Friday, November 17||Chicago Patriots vs Carolina Eagles||4:30 AM|
|Friday, November 17||Phillies United vs New York Cowboys||8:30 PM|
|Saturday, November 18||Maryland Mavericks vs California Golden Eagles||12:30 AM|
|Saturday, November 18||Carolina Eagles vs NJ Titans||4:30 AM|
|Saturday, November 18||Chicago Patriots vs New York Cowboys||8:30 PM|
|Sunday, November 19||Phillies United vs NJ Titans||12:30 AM|
|Sunday, November 19||Carolina Eagles vs California Golden Eagles||4:30 AM|
|Sunday, November 19||Maryland Mavericks vs New York Cowboys||8:30 PM|
|Monday, November 20||NJ Titans vs Chicago Patriots||12:30 AM|
|Monday, November 20||Phillies United vs California Golden Eagles||4:30 AM|
|Tuesday, November 21||Semi-final 1||12:30 AM|
|Tuesday, November 21||Semi-final 2||4:30 AM|
|Wednesday, November 22||US Premier League 2023 final||12:30 AM|
This table includes the match details along with the respective dates and times. All match timings are listed in India Standard Time (IST).
The upcoming US Premier League 2023 guarantees a thrilling cricketing spectacle, with high-quality performances and an intense battle for ultimate T20 supremacy in the USA.