USA squad for 2024 T20 World Cup announced, Corey Anderson appears, Unmukt Chand disappears

Corey Anderson and Unmukt Chand

Former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson is gearing up to represent the USA in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Corey Anderson and several other cricketers have moved to the United States of America after the Major League announcement Cricket (MLC).

USA Cricket is gearing up for the T20 World Cup with a five-match T20I series against Canada and a three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. USA Cricket has announced the squad for the upcoming series against Canada, scheduled to begin in Houston on April 7.

Corey Anderson to represent Team USA at 2024 T20 World Cup

Corey Anderson has secured a spot on the United States’ 15-man squad for the series against Canada. This marks the left-handed batsman’s return to international cricket after a hiatus of over 5 years, with his last appearance for the New Zealand team dating back to 2018.

Since moving to the United States in 2020, Anderson has excelled in domestic T20 tournaments. He has amassed over 900 runs in 28 innings with an impressive strike rate of 146 in the Minor League (MiLC). His outstanding performance includes a remarkable innings of 94 runs against MI New York in Major League Cricket (MLC).

Unmukt Chand fails to make Team USA for next series

Former India U-19 captain Chand Unmukt, who moved to the United States in hopes of reviving his international career, has been excluded from the team. He was not selected to the team, despite his impressive performances over the past three seasons in the Minor Leagues.

Former India U19 player Harmeet Singh earned his place in the United States team thanks to his exceptional performances. Former RCB batsman Milind Kumar has also been included for his consistent form in the MiLC and notable contributions by him to the Texas Super Kings.

Former Canada captain Nitish Kumar will return to international cricket against his former team after crossing the border in 2021. His inclusion in the team comes as a surprise, especially after facing competition from players like Chand.

Monank Patel continues as captain of the American team, with Aaron Jones as his replacement in the next series.

Team USA: Monank Patel (captain), Aaron Jones (vice-captain), Corey Anderson, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Saurabh Netravalkar, Nisarg Patel, Steven Taylor, Andries Gous, Harmeet Singh, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Nostush Kenjige, Milind Kumar, Nitish Kumar Usman Rafiq

The T20 World Cup squad has not been revealed, but recent selections offer an insight into the selectors’ preferences. Although Chand was omitted, he remained optimistic about a possible return to the team.

Eager to test myself against the best team – Unmukt Chand

Earlier, Unmukt Chand expressed his desire to face India in the T20 World Cup, with the match scheduled to take place on June 12 in New York.

“[It is] something that would be very strange (laughs), but I think that since I retired from India, my next goal was always to play against India, and not with bad blood, but with a great desire to test myself against the best team in the country . the world,” Chand told Cricbuzz.

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