The United States of America is one of the world’s most powerful countries. The USA Cricket team, on the other hand, has yet to achieve success. The United States has a long history of success in Olympic sports, but their cricket team is still finding its footing. Recently, USA Cricket made the decision to bring in foreign recruits.
The IPL has provided aspiring Indian cricketers with a platform to compete against the best players in the world and showcase their abilities. However, not every IPL performer has been able to earn a spot in the national team. Some of them have retired and switched careers while some of them have moved to the USA.
- Unmukt Chand
Unmukt Chand, the former India U-19 captain, retired from Indian cricket and relocated to the United States. He recently signed a Minor League Cricket contract and is expected to play for the American cricket team in the future. Chand was a part of three IPL franchises during his career. He began his career with the Delhi Capitals before going on to play for the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The right-handed batsman had a forgettable time with DC and RR, but with MI in 2015, he won the IPL title. Chand has decided to return to cricket in the United States after a four-year absence from the IPL.
- Corey Anderson
In white-ball cricket, Corey Anderson was a match-winner for the New Zealand cricket team. With his medium pace, the southpaw could regularly hit the ball out of the park and pick up some wickets. His career, however, was cut short due to injuries. Corey has played for the Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Many Mumbai fans remember him for his outstanding performance against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2014, which helped the MI qualify for the playoffs. Anderson has now left New Zealand cricket to pursue a career in the United States.
- Sunny Sohal
While Unmukt Chand only moved to the United States in 2021, Sunny Sohal, a former Deccan Chargers player, has already represented the country in three T20 international matches. Sohal rose to prominence after a 41-ball 62 against the Delhi Capitals in the 2011 IPL. The right-handed batsman was named Player of the Match after his knock contributed to the Deccan Chargers’ 16-run victory.
- Ali Khan
Ali Khan was the first American to be signed to an Indian Premier League contract. In IPL 2020, he was signed as a replacement player by the Kolkata Knight Riders. In the Caribbean Premier League, Khan had performed admirably. However, he was injured during IPL 2020, preventing him from making his KKR debut.
- Rusty Theron
Rusty Theron’s death bowling skills made him a household name in T20 cricket, as Champions League T20 fans will recall. Several IPL franchises have expressed interest in the South African pacer. In the league, he played for the Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings. After a few years away from South African cricket, he moved to the United States to start a new life. However, cricket has returned to his life in the United States, and he now represents his country in international cricket.