The allrounder Corey Anderson, who last played for New Zealand in 2018, might make a debut for the United States of America’s (USA) team after the USA’S recruitment drive that could lead to them fielding international cricketers.
According to the ESPNCricinfo, the United States were granted with ODI status during the World Cricket League Division Two after their maiden ODIs way back in the 2004 Champions Trophy. The players could represent the USA at the international level after the three-year residency path.
The USA Cricket head Ian Higgins stated that they are planning to bring quality players in their side while want to build heroes and role models to take the team forward.
“We want to win cricket games. We want to qualify for World T20s, we want to qualify for World Cups. We want to win cricket matches. By winning cricket matches, we’re able to – we don’t do this very well at the moment, but we need to do this better – we build heroes and role models that are wearing the stars and stripes, and we need to amplify those stories,” Iain Higgins, the USA Cricket CEO, was quoted as saying to ESPNcricinfo earlier this year.
“Sometimes those will be people who have come through the US and sometimes those will be people that come into the team because they have a passport or have qualified on residency grounds. But we want the USA team to be at the forefront of the international cricketing community’s minds,” he added.
Corey Anderson last played for New Zealand in 2018:
Talking about Corey Anderson’s career for New Zealander, the allrounder made the debut for his national team in 2016. His powerful striking has earned him fame. The right-hand batsman represented the Kiwi team in 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is, scoring 683, 1109 and 485 runs respectively.
He last played for New Zealand in a T20 against Pakistan in November 2018 and is currently among those at the top of USA Cricket’s list. He has an American fiancée Mary Shamburger and spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas, where Shamburger is based.