“We’re here to play” -Corey Anderson after USA’s remarkable performance in the T20 WC 2024

Corey Anderson

The USA cricket team, despite a disappointing exit in the Super 8 stage, can hold their heads high. Their T20 World Cup campaign was a mix of pride and valuable lessons learned. Corey Anderson has claimed that the USA have shown the world that they’re ‘here to play’ after their exit from the tournament on Sunday.

The US side emerged as the surprise package of the tournament. They showcased their mettle in Group A, which included cricket giants India and Pakistan. Their strong performances shocked Pakistan and pushed India to the limit, earning them a spot in the Super 8s.

Corey Anderson hopes greater thing for USA Cricket

Speaking at a press conference, former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson expressed optimism about the future of cricket in America. Despite being seen as an associate nation, the USA demonstrated talent and determination. Anderson believes they’ve turned the world’s attention to the US, proving that they’re “here to play.”

“Your pride’s always on the line when you’re playing these games and you never want to lose badly or have performances like that. But again, it’s looking at the bigger picture too. If we’re a team and we first started and we’re beginning to be disappointed about how we play against these big teams and knowing that we can do better, that’s a great sign because it means we can give more,” said Anderson.

The T20 World Cup served as a massive stepping stone for the USA. Despite finishing at the bottom of Group 2 in the Super 8 stages, they showcased their potential.

“I think the public’s perception and expectation of us is probably very much still that we’re an Associate nation, and yes, we are. But we’ve got extremely good talent in the US, and this was a massive stepping stone in showing that. I think the boys can hold their heads high and be proud of what they’ve done. Because again, I think we’ve probably turned the world’s attention to the US for them to say we’re here to play,” said Anderson.

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