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Liam Plunkett, 2019 World Cup hero, quits English cricket to play in United States

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Liam Plunkett, who performed an important function in England’s ODI World Cup win two years in the past, has give up English cricket and can play within the Major League Cricket, an upcoming T20 league within the USA. Plunkett should serve a three-year residency interval earlier than turning into eligible to signify the USA crew.
The 36-year-old seam bowling all-rounder stated in an announcement on Surrey Cricket Club’s web site: “Moving onto the next phase of my career, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Major League Cricket and focus my attention on helping to grow the sport in the United States.”
“I’ve enjoyed a fantastic career with England, and after retiring from international cricket, I am delighted to be able to help build the sport in America in both playing and coaching capacities,” he added.

🤝 Liam Plunkett will go away Surrey on the finish of the season after three years with the Club.
We want Liam the perfect of luck as he heads throughout the pond to start out a brand new chapter of his cricket profession within the USA. 🇺🇸
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) August 31, 2021
Plunkett performed 89 ODIs for England, the final of which was the 2019 World Cup last, during which he took three wickets, together with that of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
Plunkett had made his Test debut as way back as 2005, however the promising all-rounder didn’t get to play many Tests for England within the subsequent few years. He though advanced into one of many nation’s finest white-ball bowlers, this renaissance being capped with the 2019 World Cup.
England received all seven of the World Cup matches he performed. Both his economy-rate – he conceded 4.85 runs per over – and common – his 11 wickets got here at a value of 24.11 apiece – had been among the many finest within the competitors.
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However, with age not on his aspect and a number of opponents on the horizon — David Willey, Chris Jordan and the Curran brothers amongst them — Plunkett was not retained within the central contracts record final 12 months. Plunkett, who’s married to an American lady, stated final 12 months that he can be open to the concept of enjoying for the United States cricket crew.