USA Advanced to ICC WCL Division 3

USA Advanced to ICC WCL Division 3

USA Moved to ICC WCL Division 3:

United States of America and Oman were the two top teams in ICC World Cricket League Division Four, Los Angeles 2016. USA and Oman both got promoted to ICC World Cricket League Division Three. USA lost to Jersey in last match by only 1 runs but despite the loss their run rate was better than Denmark and USA moved to Division 3. USA target to get in to WCL Division three was to score 131 runs during their chase in match against Jersey and they qualified in 36th over of the match. Denmark lost to Oman by 46 runs which helped Oman to move to Division 3. 46 runs loss helped USA to improve their run rate against Denmark and even though USA lost to Jersey but they achieved promotion due to better run rate than Denmark.

ICC WCL 2016 Los Angeles Points Table:

Oman is the leading team in ICC World Cricket League Division 4 Los Angeles followed by USA, Denmark, Bermuda, Jersey and Italy. Top two teams Oman and USA will move to ICC WCL Division 3. Middle two teams will retain their status as Division 4 teams. And two bottom teams will get demoted to ICC WCL Division 5.

1. Oman played 5 games and won 4 and lost 1 game. 
2. USA is second best team in the league with 3 wins and 2 loses from 5 games with net run rate of +0.897. 
3. Denmark ended up third team in tournament with 3 wins and 2 loses with net run rate of +0.308. 
4. Bermuda won 2 out of 5 matches and loss the remainder. 
5. Jersey had 2 win as well but less run rate than Bermuda. 
6. Italy only managed to win 1 game. 

USA moved to ICC WCL Division 3

USA in ICC WCL Division Three:

USA last enjoyed the WCL Division Three status in 2013. In 2014 USA lost 4 out of their 5 matches and got demoted to Division 4. USA managed to claw itself back to Division 3 by working hard in past 2 years and now they can join other teams in top of WCL Division table. USA had a good start to ICC WCL 2016 session and home matches was the biggest advantage. They were unbeaten in their first three matches. USA lost their last two matches by narrow margin. USA lost their first match to Denmark by 4 wickets with 9 balls remaining and lost their last match to Jersey by only 1 run. A net run rate difference gave USA an edge over Denmark and moved up the ladder in ICC WCL table. 

USA team worked really hard to become 2nd best team in this tournament and now they are in the process of taking team forward in world of cricket. Team will benefit a lot from the experience of Steven Taylor, Ali Khan and Timroy Allen who are also playing Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament. USA cricket team coach Dassanayake said that fielding needs big improvement in order to compete in Division three. Fitness, attitude and mental preparation will be vital in doing well in fielding department. USA will take one game at a time and there is no looking back from now on. Players are all united in momentum is already built up so all they have to do is keep performing the way they are doing now and keep improving as a team.

USA winning Squad and Management:

Squad: Steven Taylor (captain), Akeem Dodson, Alex Amsterdam, Danial Ahmed, Elmore Hutchinson, Fahad Babar, Jasdeep Singh, Muhammad Ahsan Ali Khan, Nicholas Stanford, Prashanth Nair, Ravi Timbawala, Syed Abdullah, Timil Patel, Timroy Allen.
Coach: Pubudu Dassanayake
Manager: Kerk Higgins 
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