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The historic run of American cricket teams at the T20 World Cup continues

The historic run of American cricket teams at the T20 World Cup continues
The historic run of American cricket teams at the T20 World Cup continues

 


After a shock win against a favored Pakistani cricket team, the US cricket team will advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament, called the Super Eights, this week in the team's already historic Twenty20 World Cup debut.

The 17th-ranked US team only qualified for this T20 World Cup as co-hosts along with the West Indies, but have achieved stunning success so far.

The team started the tournament with a win against Canada in the opening match in Dallas, Texas, upset former champions Pakistan in a thrilling match at the same venue and were defeated by India, also a former champion, in another thrilling finish in New York .

This performance put them in second place in the group, behind India, ensuring both teams qualified for the second round. It also means that the US team has already qualified for the 2026 T20 World Cup in India and Sri Lanka.

In the semifinals, the top two teams from each of the four original groups advance to the Super Eights. The U.S. team will face South Africa in Antigua and Barbuda on June 19; co-host West Indies on June 21 and defending champions England on June 23 in Barbados.

FILE – United States cricketers walk off the field after beating Singapore by 132 runs in a World Cup cricket qualifier in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, July 12, 2022.

FILE – United States cricketers walk off the field after beating Singapore by 132 runs in a World Cup cricket qualifier in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, July 12, 2022.

The final of the T20 World Cup will also be played in Barbados on June 29.

Team USA's star hitter Aaron Jones was elated after the team qualified for the second round and the next World Cup.

I think it's a big thing for us. And not just for us, but for the fans across America. We certainly appreciate them enormously. And not just for the fans, but for the younger generation in America, it's really good,” Jones told reporters after the failed US-Ireland match in Lauderhill, Florida. Both teams took a point each, advancing team USA to the next round, while Pakistan, Canada and Ireland were eliminated from the game.

Long road to hosting cricket in America

The United States cricket team was previously organized by the United States of America Cricket Association in 1965. The team played their first international match against New Zealand in London in 2004. The team played just one more international match in 2006 before its governing body, the USACA, was expelled by the International Cricket Council in 2017 due to governance and financing issues.

In 2019, the US cricket team was admitted to the ICC under a new governing body called USA Cricket and was granted associate member status. The US team's first win against an all-ICC team came in May, when they won a bilateral series against Bangladesh.

Imran Awan is a former American cricketer who played for the team from 1999 to 2013, before the US team played their first international match. He says the American team had the advantage of being familiar with the grounds and fields that helped them beat Pakistan, a team that had never played in the United States before that match.

The upset win meant Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Super Eights for the first time ever.

FILE – Aaron Jones, vice-captain of Team USA, throws a cricket ball while standing next to a giant cricket ball during an event marking 100 days until the 2024 ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup is held in the United States, February 22.  2024, in downtown Miami.

FILE – Aaron Jones, vice-captain of Team USA, throws a cricket ball while standing next to a giant cricket ball during an event marking 100 days until the 2024 ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup is held in the United States, February 22. 2024, in downtown Miami.

Nauman Niaz, a historian and commentator of Pakistan cricket, said the match illustrated how the Pakistan team had struggled in recent years despite being runners-up in the last World Cup.

As for the future of cricket in the United States, he said: There have been many failed experiments in the past, such as cricket in Kenya, Nepal, [the] UAE even [the] The Netherlands. However, the American cricket team, made up of expatriates, still managed to perform brilliantly as a well-integrated unit. Their fitness, passion and execution were simply brilliant.

He said that the US team has therefore qualified for the 2026 ICC T20 World Cup and will participate in the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The Pakistan vs India match in New York had a record attendance of 34,028 at the temporary Nassau County Cricket Stadium, with over 400 million people watching worldwide, while the US vs India match in New York and the US vs India match Canada in New York. in Dallas, the stadiums were almost at full capacity. These are positive signs for the future of cricket in America, as one American fan, using only his initials, told PJ during the match in Dallas: If you had told me that five years ago [the] The US is hosting a Cricket World Cup, I'd say you're crazy.

Former player Awan is hopeful for the future of cricket in the United States. He said if the team continues to do well, the sport will find a home in the US. I see all positive signs for cricketers in this [the] UNITED STATES. This will give all the young players so much encouragement to represent well [the] USA at future events.

Material from The Associated Press was used for this report.

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