USA cricket is focusing to become a superpower country soon in cricket. The association is allowing players from all over the world to be the part of their national cricket team. The USA cricket-governing body has decided to launch the Major League Cricket tournament and offer lucrative deals to the foreign players to shift to the United States permanently.
USA has always been dominating the Olympic games. The stadium in Florida, the states hosted a series between India and West Indies way back in 2016. This time, the organizers are curious to bring about a change. With the organizers planning to include cricket in the Olympics soon and Los Angeles set to host the 2028 Olympics, the world’s future superpower of Cricket(assumption) has tried to gain the services of the world’s top cricketers.
Here’s the list of International Cricketers who have moved to serve USA Cricket
Xavier Marshall, the West Indies cricketer shifted his loyalties to USA cricket. Xavier Marshall played a brilliant knock of 157 for West Indies against Canada in an ODI match but unfortunately that was his first and the last century for West Indies.
Xavier Marshall played his final ODI match for West Indies team way back in 2009. In 2019, he made ODI debut for USA cricket against Papua New Guinea and scored 11 runs . He has scored 3 half tons for USA cricket. He has also played 6 test matches and 7 T20s for West Indies . He has played 7 T20 games for USA cricket.
Corey and son came into the spotlight when he scored the fastest hundred in ODI cricket, which was broken by AB de Villiers. Corey Anderson is a medium pace bowler and has the ability of hard hitting.
Corey Anderson has played for New Zealand cricket team in the cricket World Cup 2015. Corey Anderson as also played for Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
Corey Anderson faced many injuries and quit cricket for New Zealand. Corey Anderson shifted to USA and got engaged to an American girl. He has signed a 3 year deal with USA cricket for major leagues.
Shehan Jayasuriya has also decided to play for USA cricket. Jayasuriya has not yet signed a deal for Major Cricket Leagues. Jayasuriya is a all rounder and has now shifted to USA with his family.
Shehan Jayasuriya has already informed Sri Lankan Cricket that he will no longer be available for services for the Sri Lankan cricket. Jayasuriya has played 18 T20 games and 12 ODI matches for Sri Lanka. He has also the part of Galle Gladiators in Lankan Premier League.
Shehan Jayasuriya is left hand batsman and also bowls right arm off spin. Its interesting to watch him play for USA cricket.
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Juan ‘Rusty’ Theron had wowed the fans with his death-bowling skills in the shorter formats. The South African speedster represented the Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
Juan Theron has played 4 ODI games and 9 T20 matches for South Africa cricket. Theron left South Africa in 2015 to pursue a degree in local college in USA .
USA Cricket kept an eye on him and contacted him to play for them. He fulfilled ICC’S residence criteria and has played 9 T20 games for USA cricket. Apart from being the player he also has been touted as the next great bowling mentor for the nation to groom the fast bowlers.
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Sami Aslam got frustrated after his demotion in Baluchistan 2nd XI. Sami Aslam is a Pakistani opener. Sami Aslam has played 13 test matches and 4 ODI games for Pakistan. Sami Aslam has signed a deal for Major Cricket Leagues in the United States Of America.
Sami Aslam will be eligible to play for USA cricket by the end of 2023. As he last played for Pakistan in the year 2017 and the Pakistan domestic Cricket in 2019, given the rules he will have to play domestic Cricket for 4 years then he will be eligible to play for them since 2023. Given the age and talent he posses it would turn out to be a great deal for them.
The Pakistani veteran has played 80 list A , 76 first class and 34 T20 games in his career. He experience can be worth for USA cricket. They are expected to become a superpower soon with so many foreign players joining them.
Unmukt Chand only Indian to officially switch to USA Cricket
These list does not contain the name of Indian Cricketers who are playing cricket leagues in THE STATES as of now. Recently only Unmukt Chand has officially retired from BCCI and becomes the first player from BCCI to openly state his switch of nation for Cricket. Apart from him IPL Star Siddharth Trivedi have made us clear that he has only gone there to play the Minor Cricket League and will board back to India and is looking forward to groom Indian Cricket with his bowling mentoring. Smit Patel the wicket-keeper batsman from Gujrat also the part 2012 U-19 squad hasn’t officially given his resignation to BCCI. That’s why we haven’t put up their names here.
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