Corey Anderson is a part of the USA Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Former New Zealand cricketer Corey Anderson has been named in the United States squad for the upcoming squad in the T20 World Cup in June 2024.

The 33-year-old all-rounder was a part of New Zealand’s squad in the ODI World Cup 2015 and T20 World Cup in 2014 and 2016. On Friday (3rd May 2024), the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 has been announced.

Since the upcoming tournament will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and the USA, Anderson’s inclusion in the squad will be an added advantage. Additionally, Ali Khan has been included in the team, despite not playing a single T20I game since 2022.

The USA cricket team led by Monank Patel and Aaron Jones as the vice-captain aims to win the T20 World Cup on their home ground.

On the other side, the former U19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand was omitted from the squad, despite being the top run scorer in the Minor Cricket League since its beginning in 2021.

USA Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Here is the 15-member squad of the USA for the T20 World Cup 2024:

  1. Monank Patel (captain)
  2. Aaron Jones (vice-captain)
  3. Andries Gous (wicketkeeper)
  4. Corey Anderson
  5. Gajanand Singh
  6. Harmeet Singh
  7. Jessy Singh
  8. Milind Kumar
  9. Nisarg Patel
  10. Nitish Kumar
  11. Noshtush Kenjige
  12. Saurabh Netravalkar
  13. Shadley Van Schalkwyk
  14. Steven Taylor
  15. Usman Rafiq

Reserve Players List:

  1. Juanoy Drysdale
  2. Saiteja Mukkamalla
  3. Shayan Jahangir

Corey Anderson records in T20 Cricket

Since his debut on 21st December 2012, Corey Anderson marked his T20I debut for New Zealand against South Africa and in his 12 years of cricketing career, he achieved many remarkable records. However, Anderson played his last game for New Zealand in 2018 and joined the USA cricket team in 2023. Especially, he became eligible to play for the USA after gaining immigration to America during the announcement of Major League Cricket (MLC).

Anderson has been in peak form by scoring an aggregate of 9000+ runs in 28 innings with a strike rate of 146 in the Minor Cricket League (MiLC), which is the development league for the Major League Cricket (MLC).

Out of 33 T20I matches, Corey Anderson as a medium pacer took 14 wickets in 21 innings,at an average of 35.36 and an economy rate of 8.25, with the best bowling figures of 2-17. Whereas, as a left-handed batter, he scored 568 runs in 27 innings with a strike rate of 132.71 and an average of 24.7, which includes his highest individual score of 94 runs against Bangladesh in January 2017.

Considering his records in the Indian Premier League(IPL), Corey Anderson played 30 matches from 2014-2018. He scored 538 runs in 29 innings at an average of 24.45 and strike rate of 127.19, thereby achieving the highest individual score of 95 runs for Mumbai Indians against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2014. Also, he maintained the best bowling figures of 2-18 and took 11 wickets in 22 innings.

Corey Anderson’s Performance in the Canada Tour of USA 2024

Out of the 5 T20I matches in the series, Corey Anderson participated in the last two games by scoring 83 runs, and registered his maiden T20I century playing for the USA:

  • 4th T20I: 28 runs from 29 balls (including 2 fours)
  • 5th T20I: 55 runs from 48 balls (including 6 fours and 2 sixes)

Conclusion:

Scrutinizing the above squads; it becomes evident that the USA squad that defeated Canada in the five-match T20I series with a margin of 4-0 in April 2024; remains mostly unchanged for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Moreover, Monank Patel and Aaron Jones will continue their roles as captain and vice-captain of the team.

The USA will play the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 against Canada on 2nd June 2024 at Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.

Most importantly, the USA are placed in Group A along with challenging teams like India; Pakistan, Ireland, and Canada for the T20 World Cup. As a result, Corey Anderson can strengthen the middle-order batting unit with his classy batting style.

The same squad will be playing in the 3-match home T20I series against Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup; which starts on 21st May 2024 (Tuesday) and completes on 25th May 2024 (Saturday). Based on the latest statement from USA Cricket, there would be only two alterations in the squad; which includes Shayan Jahangir (right-handed batter/ wicketkeeper) replacing Gajanand Singh and Ali Khan (Pace bowler) stepping in for Usman Rafiq for the forthcoming series. 

Since all teams are allowed to make changes to their squad till 25th May 2024; Corey Anderson’s position remains confirmed in the 15-member squad and his experience will prove valuable to his team while facing against the toughest teams.

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