Plenty of January rain has kept Brazil from practising much ahead of next month’s World Cricket League Division 3 qualifying tournament in Buenos Aires. It has, however, given the Brazil selectors more time to choose the side, which include a sizeable number of Brazilian born players. In all, five members will be making their debut with the squad.

Brazilian bowler Rudy Hartmann, who has played for Brazil on several previous occasions (including against the MCC when he took two wickets) has kindly been invited by the Argentine Cricket Association to stay on in Buenos Aires to play in their domestic league.

The tournament runs February 10 to 17.

From ICC Americas’ regional newsletter

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo