|Full name Japen Hitesh Patel|
Role Cricket Player
Name Japen Patel
|Bowling style Right-arm medium|
Batting style Right-handed
|Born 1 October 1987 (age 28) (1987-10-01) Baroda, Gujarat, India|
National side United States (2011–2015)
2013 icc americas division one t20 day 4 interview with japen patel
Japen Hitesh Patel (born 1 October 1987) is an American cricketer of Indian origin. A right-handed all-rounder, he made his debut for the American national side in July 2011, and has since played regularly at international level.
- 2013 icc americas division one t20 day 4 interview with japen patel
- Japen patel of team usa shows us a bit about his kit bag before leaving to train with barbados
Born in Baroda, Gujarat, Patel's debut tournament for the U.S. national team was the 2011 Americas Twenty20 Championship, played in Florida. Although he had only played two games at the tournament, he was retained in the American squad for the subsequent 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates, where matches had full Twenty20 status. On debut against Oman, Patel took 3/29 from his four overs. He was retained in the side for the final two group-stage matches, against Kenya and Scotland, and also played in the 11th-place playoff against Hong Kong, where he was one of four Americans bowled out by Aizaz Khan (who finished with 5/25).
Patel's next major tournament for the U.S. was the 2013 Americas Twenty20 Championship, although he had featured in the annual Auty Cup fixture against Canada late in the previous year, in the absence of several senior players. In the Americas Twenty20 tournament, Patel played little part – he was required to bat only three times in his eight matches (for 77 runs) and bowled only 10 overs (for three wickets). His highest score, 32 from 25 balls, came against the Bahamas, after he was promoted to third in the batting order behind Steven Taylor and Timothy Surujbally. The following month, Patel played in the 2013 WCL Division Three tournament in Bermuda, his first 50-over international tournament.
At the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier in the UAE, Patel played in six out of a possible seven matches for the U.S., including all but one of the group stage games. He had little success, however, scoring only 66 runs for the tournament from six innings and not being called upon to bowl. His best score, 30 from 20 balls, came in the 15th-place playoff against Denmark, and included two sixes. Patel is yet to play any further 50-over tournaments for the U.S. national side – he was selected in the U.S. squad for the 2015 Americas Twenty20 Championship, but withdrew the month before the tournament.