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Timil Kaushik Patel
Personal information
Full nameTimil Kaushik Patel
Born (1983-12-01) 1 December 1983 (age 35)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm legbreak
International information
National side
Only ODI (cap 22)27 April 2019 v PNG
T20I debut (cap 8)15 March 2019 v UAE
Last T20I25 August 2019 v Canada
Domestic team information
2015, 2017ICC Americas
2017-presentSt Lucia Stars
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 1 2 38 27
Runs scored 50 0 1169 366
Batting average n/a n/a 23.85 16.63
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 1/4 0/1
Top score 50* n/a 104* 50*
Balls bowled 42 24 4551 1084
Wickets 2 2 72 30
Bowling average 17.00 22.50 38.88 26.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/34 2/45 5/15 3/15
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 25/– 13/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2019

Timil Kaushik Patel (born 1 December 1983) is an Indian-born American cricketer. He played with Indian Ranji team Gujarat from 2002 to 2010. He also played for India Under-19 Team in 2003 that toured England, until he moved to the United States in 2010. He is right handed-batsman and right arm-leg break bowler.

Domestic and T20 franchise career

Patel played 38 first-class matches, scoring a century and taking two five-wicket hauls for Gujarat cricket team in India's Ranji Trophy competition before leaving to Los Angeles in 2010.[1]

While playing for Gujarat. he was known more for his bowling then the batting. In 38 first-class matches he played took 72 wickets at rate of 38.88. He also scored 1000 runs for Gujarat with one century and 4 half centuries.

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[2] However, in July 2019, Patel withdrew from the Global T20 Canada tournament, after signing a three-month central contract with USA Cricket.[3]

International career

In 2010, he shifted to Los Angeles. In USA, he started playing for South West Regional Team and for US Tigers Cricket Club.

In 2012 year's SCCA Division One regular season, he scored 500 runs at 62.50 with five half-centuries which lead his selection in the K.A. Auty Cup. Patel's leg-spin accounted for 47 wickets at 9.77 in 16 matches for Vijayta CC as well. The next best bowler claimed 33 scalps.

He scored 11 off 15 balls in the two-day match, 22 off 39 in the 50-over game, 0 off 2 in the first T20 and 67 not out off 55 balls in the second T20 with the ball took match figures of 7 for 107 in 34 overs during the two-day game, 2 for 49 in 8.5 overs in the 50-over game, 1 for 24 in three overs in the first T20, 1 for 28 in four overs in the second T20.[4][5]

He had the best all-round performance of any USA player during the week. It is unclear if he will be eligible to play in ICC tournaments next year[clarification needed] though because he has only been in the USA since 2010.

In 2013, Timil was announced captain of USA for the K.A. Auty Cup tour to Canada. He replaced young Steven Taylor.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

In January 2018, he was named in the United States squad for the 2017–18 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies.[13] In August 2018, he was named in the United States' squad for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Americas Qualifier tournament in Morrisville, North Carolina.[14] In October 2018, he was named in the United States' squads for the 2018–19 Regional Super50 tournament in the West Indies and for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[15][16] He was the leading wicket-taker for the United States in the tournament, with eleven dismissals in five matches.[17]

In February 2019, he was named in the United States' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against the United Arab Emirates.[18][19] The matches were the first T20I fixtures to be played by the United States cricket team.[20] He made his T20I debut for the United States against the United Arab Emirates on 15 March 2019.[21]

In April 2019, he was named in the United States cricket team's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[22] The United States finished in the top four places in the tournament, therefore gaining One Day International (ODI) status.[23] Patel made his ODI debut for the United States on 27 April 2019, against Papua New Guinea, in the tournament's third-place playoff.[24]

In June 2019, he was named in a 30-man training squad for the United States cricket team, ahead of the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament in Bermuda.[25] In August 2019, he was named in the United States' squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier tournament.[26]


  1. ^ Anty Cup
  2. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Five USA players get 12-month contracts; three pull out of Global T20 Canada". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ Maybe it's god's wish I play for USA: Timil Patel
  5. ^ Indian-born Timil Patel dons Stars & Stripes for new innings
  6. ^ USA Cricket: Auty Cup Squads announced
  7. ^ Timil Patel appointed USA captain for Auty Cup
  8. ^ Fahad Babar leads USA sweep of awards
  9. ^ Electric Malla, destructive Ura and tactful Malik
  10. ^ ICC Americas: winless but not hopeless
  11. ^ Taylor, Ghous picked in 15-man ICC Americas squad
  12. ^ ICC announces Americas Regional team
  13. ^ "Two former India U-19s, ex-WI batsman Marshall named in USA squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Team USA Squad Selected for ICC World T20 Americas' Qualifier". USA Cricket. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Khaleel sacked, Netravalkar named captain for USA's Super50 squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Hayden Walsh Jr, Aaron Jones in USA squad for WCL Division Three". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  17. ^ "ICC World Cricket League Division Three, 2018/19 - United States: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Xavier Marshall recalled for USA's T20I tour of UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Team USA squad announced for historic Dubai tour". USA Cricket. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  20. ^ "USA name squad for first-ever T20I". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  21. ^ "1st T20I, United States of America tour of United Arab Emirates at Dubai, Mar 15 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  22. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Oman and USA secure ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 places and ODI status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  24. ^ "3rd Place Playoff, ICC World Cricket League Division Two at Windhoek, Apr 27 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Former SA pacer Rusty Theron named in USA squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Team USA Squad Announced for ICC T20 World Cup Americas' Regional Final". USA Cricket. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
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