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After dream start, MLC stars Netravalkar, Patel aim to continue USA`s run


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Team USA has made history by advancing to the Super 8 stage of the ICC Men`s T20 World Cup 2024 for the first time, decided by a wash-out in Broward County. The US’s advancement ahead of cricketing powerhouse Pakistan has made shockwaves around the globe and is rallying Americans to get behind their national team. 

Team USA has captured the world`s attention as the host nation making its debut in the World Cup. They convincingly defeated Canada in the opening game. They emerged victorious against Pakistan in a thrilling super-over, which put the team in a position to finish second in Group A of the marquee event. 

Cognizant Major League Cricket players who are part of Team USA are Ali Khan, Nitish Kumar, and Shadley Van Schalkwyk (Los Angeles Knight Riders), Steven Taylor, Nosthush Kenjige, Monank Patel, and Shayan Jahangir (MI New York), Corey Anderson (San Francisco Unicorns), Harmeet Singh, (Seattle Orcas), Milind Kumar (Texas Super Kings) Andries Gous, Saurabh Netravalkar and Yasir Mohammad (Washington Freedom).

With the USA set to face South Africa, West Indies and England in Group 2 of the Super 8 round, Cognizant Major League Cricket’s Chief Executive Vijay Srinivasan, said the advancement of the team to the next stage of the home world cup is an incredible achievement. 

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“Congratulations to Team USA, who, in their first-ever World Cup appearance, gave us three thrilling matches of cricket against the world’s best teams and earned their position in the Super 8. 

“This is a historic moment for the sport, especially for our players from Major League Cricket who are representing the USA. We hope that this inspires boys and girls around the country to pick up a bat and ball this summer, and encourages sports fans to attend an MLC game or tune into the broadcast. 

“The USA’s advancement to the Super 8 means they’ll automatically qualify for the 2026 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, providing Major League Cricket with a strong platform for continued growth.”

MLC’s six teams, Los Angeles Knight Riders, MI New York, San Francisco Unicorns, Seattle Orcas, Texas Super Kings, and Washington Freedom, boast some of the world’s best international and domestic talent who are readying to represent their respective countries in the World Cup.
All 47 MLC players who have featured in the ICC Men`s T20 World Cup, listed by team: 

Los Angeles Knight Riders
Ali Khan – USA
Nitish Kumar – USA
Shadley Van Schalkwyk – USA
Andre Russell – WI
Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh
David Miller – South Africa
Josh Little – Ireland 
MI New York
Steven Taylor – USA
Nosthush Kenjige – USA
Monank Patel – USA
Shayan Jahangir – USA
Tim David – Australia
Nicholas Pooran – West Indies
Rashid Khan – Afghanistan
Kagiso Rabada – South Africa
Trent Boult – New Zealand
Anrich Nortje – South Africa
Romario Shepherd – West Indies 

San Francisco Unicorns
Corey Anderson – USA
Matt Henry – New Zealand
Josh Inglis – Australia
Sherfane Rutherford – West Indies
Haris Rauf – Pakistan
Pat Cummins – Australia 

Seattle Orcas
Harmeet Singh – USA
Quinton de Kock – South Africa
Heinrich Klaasen – South Africa
Michael Bracewell – New Zealand
Ryan Rickelton – South Africa
Obed McCoy – West Indies
Imad Wasim – Pakistan 

Texas Super Kings
Milind Kumar – USA
Mitchell Santner – New Zealand
Devon Conway – New Zealand
Aiden Markram – South Africa
Daryl Mitchell – New Zealand
Naveen-ul-Haq – Afghanistan
Marcus Stoinis – Australia 

Washington Freedom 
Andries Gous – USA
Saurabh Netralvakar – USA
Yasir Mohammad – USA
Marco Jansen – South Africa
Akeal Hosein – West Indies
Glenn Maxwell – Australia
Travis Head – Australia
Lockie Ferguson – New Zealand
Rachin Ravindra – New Zealand 

MLC has already revolutionized the cricket landscape in the USA. The inaugural 2023 season was a huge success, with sold-out matches garnering millions of viewers worldwide. This set the momentum for the upcoming T20 World Cup and the MLC’s second season, which kicks off July 5.

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