T20 World Cup 2024: Ex-New Zealand Cricketer Corey Anderson Included In USA 15-Member Squad, Monank Patel To Lead

T20 World Cup 2024: Ex-New Zealand Cricketer Corey Anderson Included In USA 15-Member Squad, Monank Patel To Lead

Monank Patel will be captaining the side while Aaron Jones has been appointed as the vice-captain for the prestigious tournament.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 02:05 AM IST
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The USA Cricket has officially announced the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2024. The USA will be co-hosting the showpiece event with the West Indies. The USA became the 11th team after West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, England, India, Afghanistan, South Africa, Oman and Nepal to unveil their players for the tournament.

Monank Patel will be captaining the side while Aaron Jones has been appointed as the vice-captain for the prestigious tournament. The big news from the squad announcement that former New Zealand Cricketer Corey Anderson will don the US jersey.

Corey Anderson was part of the New Zealand team that ended up as runners-up after losing to Australia in the 2015 ODI World Cup Final.

Former India U-19 player Harmeet Singh has been included in the squad. Harmet was part of the Indian team that won the U-19 World Cup in 2012. Another Indian player Milind Kumar will play for the USA in the T20 World Cup. Milind was part of Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

South Africa-born Shadley Van Schalkwyk has been added to the 15-member squad that will take part in the showpiece. Former Canada cricketer Nitish Kumar will don the US jersey in the T20 World Cup.

Notably, The USA Cricket selection committee picked the same squad that participated in the T20i series against Canada.

USA Squad:  Monank Patel (captain), Aaron Jones (vice-Captain), Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Nethralvakar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir.

Reserves: Gajanand Singh, Juanoy Drysdale, Yasir Mohammad.

USA schedule for the T20 World Cup

USA has been put in Group A alongside India, Pakistan, Canada, and Ireland. The USA will open their campaign against Canada in Dallas, Texas on June 1.

Then, United States will lock against Pakistan on June 6 in Dallas, followed up with their match against India in New York on June 12. The co-hosts will play their group stage match against Ireland in Lauderhill, Florida on June 14.

The USA will play their first World Cup in their cricketing history. The last time, the USA participated in the major tournament was in the 2004 Champions Trophy, where they were knocked out from the first round of the tournament.

Given the home advantage, the USA will look to give their best shot at winning the major trophy in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

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