Full name Akeem Levar Dodson
Born September 6, 1987, Queens, New York
Current age 29 years 201 days
Major teams United States of America Under-19s
Also known as Hafiz Akeem Dodson
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|List A debut||Barbados v United States of America at Providence, Nov 14, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Jamaica v ICC Americas at Lucas Street, Feb 11, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Canada v United States of America at Abu Dhabi, Nov 15, 2013 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Papua New Guinea v United States of America at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 19, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12||ICC Americas||v Jamaica||Lucas Street||11 Feb 2017||LA|
|2||ICC Americas||v Guyana||Cave Hill||9 Feb 2017||LA|
|6||ICC Americas||v Comb C&C||Lucas Street||7 Feb 2017||LA|
|0||ICC Americas||v Barbados||Lucas Street||3 Feb 2017||LA|
|8||ICC Americas||v Barbados||Cave Hill||28 Jan 2017||LA|
|28||ICC Americas||v Comb C&C||Lucas Street||26 Jan 2017||LA|
|22, 1c/1s||U.S.A.||v Oman||Los Angeles||5 Nov 2016||Other|
|0c/2s, 16||U.S.A.||v Jersey||Los Angeles||4 Nov 2016||Other|
|34, 0c/0s||U.S.A.||v Denmark||Los Angeles||2 Nov 2016||Other|
|1c/0s||U.S.A.||v Oman||Los Angeles||1 Nov 2016||Other|
Nicknamed "Spoogy" by team-mate Orlando Baker, left-handed batsman Akeem Dodson is a livewire in the field and occasional wicketkeeper. Born in New York, Dodson moved to Guyana when he was 2 but returned to USA 10 years later. By 14, he was back in New York and a part of the city's thriving cricket scene. A few years later he was a key player in USA's maiden appearance in the U-19 World Cup in 2006 and made his senior team debut in 2008 at the age of 21.
Dodson has been in and out of the senior team since then, but had a breakout performance at the 2015 World T20 Qualifier in Ireland, where he was the side's leading run-scorer and also set a world record for an international T20 with six dismissals against Jersey.
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