IND vs USA: Not Australia! India crowned 'biggest cricketing nation' by Corey Anderson; USA players thrilled for clash with Virat Kohli

Published - 12 Jun 2024, 07:25 PM | Updated - 12 Jun 2024, 07:26 PM

Corey Anderson, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Corey Anderson, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli {PC:X}

United States of America (USA) all-rounder Corey Anderson has rated India as the biggest cricketing nation in the World ahead of the clash between the two teams in the T20 World Cup 2024. The match between the two teams will be played on Wednesday (12th June). 

India will be crossing swords with the United States of America in their third game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The match between the two teams will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, which will also be the last match at the venue. 

India Cricket Team have looked in terrific form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. They have played a magnificent brand of cricket in the tournament. The Rohit Sharma-led side won their first game against Ireland as they were exceptional with the bat and ball, registering the win with 8 wickets. 

After that, India were sensational with the ball as they thumped Pakistan. It was a magnificent effort from them with the ball. Jasprit Bumrah led the charge with the ball and helped his team snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. 

Ahead of the game between India and the United States of America players talked about the excitement of playing against India. They talked about going against Virat Kohli, who is rated as one of the best batters to have played the game of cricket. 

Shayan Jahangir talked about his excitement to play against India, claiming that he wants to prove his worth his front of King Virat Kohli. He said that he always looked up to the India batter and it is one of his dreams to play against Kohli. He stated: 

"I am excited to play against India because it has one of the greatest batsmen that I have looked up to, Virat Kohli. Last year in the World Cup Qualifiers, I told the ICC people that one of my dreams is to play against Virat Kohli and show him who's king. I said, I'm not king, but it's just another batter on the block trying to get all the opportunities and dominate world cricket. And that's the reason why I want to play against him. 

Ali Khan also was excited to play against Virat Kohli and stated: "Virat Kohli, he's the greatest batsman of all time. If he gets going, he can take the game away from you."

I mean, they're the biggest cricketing nation in the world - Corey Anderson on India 

Nisarg Patel stated that he grew up in India and playing against his home country will be a dream come true. He claimed: "Born in India, growing up, and to play against India, some of our ideals, I think it's a dream come true for all of us."

Corey Anderson touted India as a threatening force and said: "I mean, they're the biggest cricketing nation in the world. Obviously, if you go through that lineup, there are a lot of dangerous players."

Nosthush Kenjige talked about his excitement to play against India, saying that he always wanted to play for India but since he moved to the USA, he can do the second best thing which is to play against him. He added: 

"I grew up in India, so I played most of my cricket in India before moving here.  The first thing that I always dreamt of when I was a kid was to play for India, and now since I'm here, the best thing I could do is play against India." 

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India National Cricket Team USA National Cricket Team Corey Anderson Virat Kohli ICC T20 World Cup Shayan Jahangir Ai Khan