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The USA Cricket Team’s Incredible Journey in T20 World Cup 2024

The USA Cricket Team's Incredible Journey in T20 World Cup 2024
The USA Cricket Team’s Incredible Journey in T20 World Cup 2024

The T20 World Cup 2024 co-host, the USA cricket team has written their name down in cricket history with the incredible journey to qualify for the Super Eight stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The Opening Match of the T20 World Cup 2024

Starting from the opening match, the T20 World Cup 2024 co-host, the USA cricket team has made an impression against Canada. Begin the match by choosing to bowl first, the USA’s men have played an excellent performance, scored 3 wickets and successfully ran out 2 batsmen of the Canada cricket team.

Come to 2nd inning, USA cricket team looked in trouble when they faced the early loss of Steven Taylor without any runs and skipper Monank Patel after a run-by-ball 16 left a huge task for the middle order. However, Andries Gous completed his job with 65 from 46 balls, but more than that, Aaron Jones, who played a crucial role for the USA team and took the match away from Canada with his explosive batting, scored 94 off just 40 balls containing an impressive 10 sixes and 4 fours.

The 7-wicket win against the Canada cricket team is the first shot in the USA cricket team’s incredible journey in the T20 World Cup 2024.

USA Cricket Team Shock Pakistan in Dallas

This has been the greatest shock in the history of cricket, an inexperienced team caused a huge difficulty to a well-known team in the international arena and then beat them out of the tournament.

Starting the game after choosing to bowl first, Monank Patel’s team was a phenomenon when sending 7 Pakistan batters out of the field, limiting Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s score to only 44 runs from 43 balls. Nosthush Kenjige and Saurabh Netravalkar contributed respectively 3 and 2 wickets for the defending.

In the chasing inning, the United States cricket team proved that they were not an easy opponent. Pakistan seemingly won the match until Monank Patel beat up Pakistan bowlers to score a fifty after 38 balls. USA ended the chasing with 159 runs, equal to Pakistan’s score with just 3 wickets from Pakistan bowlers.

No one expected there would be a Super Over in this match. However, the cricket history books will soon add one more page for this stunning clash. USA was the team to play the first Super Over, with 11 runs scored by Aaron Jones and none of the wickets were bowl successful by Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir. In Pakistan’s Super Over, the result of this clash is partly predictable when Saurabh Netravalkar, a USA cricket team bowler, successfully sen Iftikhar Ahmed out of the field with only a four after 3 balls. Shadab Khan is the batter who replaced Ahmed and could only score a run-by-ball 3 runs to seal the winning for Monank Patel’s men.

Put India in Trouble

The match against India, the top 1st in the T20 series, ranked by ICC. Open the match, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl first to take advantage of the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. Under the strong attack of experienced bowlers from India and mostly Arshdeep Singh, who scored a 4-wicket-haul with only 9 runs scored under his bowling, USA batters had many struggles and scored only 110 runs with 7 wickets from India.

However, stepping into the chasing inning, India faced a huge loss in the beginning. 2 top order batters of India, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, were dismissed by US bowler Saurabh Netravalkar. With a duck against the World’s Top Cricketer Virat Kohli, sending Rohit out with just 3 runs scored, Saurabh turned into a phenomenon worldwide.

Despite the stunning wickets, the USA’s experiment was still not enough to take down the top 1 T20I team, they still lost the match with 7 wickets. However, after the match, the USA cricket team reached a new level.

Waiting For The Super Eight Stage

With the abandonment of the match against Ireland, the USA cricket team qualified for the Super Eight stage start on 19 Jun. Their schedule is:

  • Wednesday, 19 June: USA vs SA at 8:00 PM (IST), Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
  • Saturday, 22 June: USA vs WI at 6:00 AM (IST), Kensington Oval Barbados
  • Sunday, 23 June: USA vs ENG at 8:00 PM (IST), Kensington Oval Barbados

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