Cricket popularity in USA is on the upswing . Probably in 2023 they will be having their own T20 tournament the Major league cricket. However currently minor league is shaping up very well and many past and recently retired internationals from top cricketing nations have shifted their base in USA and contributing in a big way to cricket’s development which can change into something major in coming years .
In recent months many cricketers have quit cricket from their own country to explore the greener pastures of USA where the potential for cricket seems to be growing up .
Let us have a look at the list where more will get added in due course
Xavier has played briefly for the West Indies in white-ball format . He is a part of the minor league team New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers
Hemraj has played ODIs for West Indies and is active in CPL. He is also a part of the minor league team New Jersey Somerset Cavaliers
Smit Patel has played domestic cricket for India till he made his move to the USA to play for Manhattan Yorkers.
Peidt has played 9 tests for South Africa and was a,part of the South Africa tour of India in 2019 . The spinner retired in March 2020 and moved to USA to play for DC Hawks
The current West Indies international has also made himself a part of USA minor league . He will play for Atlanta fire .
Saurabh Netravalkar is the captain of the USA cricket team. Born in India, Saurabh’s initial cricketing days happened in the country. He is a fast bowler and belongs to Silicon Valley Strikers
The wicket taker of Sachin’s in his last test innings, Narsingh Deonarine is involved in USA cricket and belongs to Silicon Valley Strikers .
Corey Anderson is the biggest draw in USA . He played for New Zealand in all the formats and had his big moments in IPL. He is the marquee player in this competition and will represent Irving Mustangs .
Theron is a bowling allrounder for South Africa and represented them in white ball cricket . He played in IPL too . He will play for East Bay Blazers .
Rizwan has played international cricket for Canada. The 42-year-old hard hitting batter and pace bowler will be a part of Chicago catchers .
The 30-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer has moved to USA . The lefthander will play for Silicon Valley Strikers .
The former Rajasthan Royals medium pacer , who was a part of their inaugural IPL triumph in 2008 , has moved out from India and will play for Saint Lewis Americans in USA league .