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England bowler Plunkett willing to consider playing for USA

England bowler Plunkett willing to consider playing for USA

Plunkett has been absent from the England team since helping them win the 50-over World Cup for the first time last year.

The 35-year-old was also left out of the 55-man England squad recently asked to return to training following the coronavirus lockdown.

Plunkett’s wife is American and they are likely to settle in the United States, prompting him to consider changing his international allegiance if his England prospects do not improve.

It would be nice be complicated in some sort of cricket above there, Plunkett told the BBC.

My kids might be American, so it would be moderately cool to say to them that I played for England and the US.

The United States cricket team was given one-day international status in 2019, but Surrey star Plunkett would have to serve a three-year residency period in order to be eligible to play for the country.

I’m English and I’ll always be an Englishman, but if I’m still fit and there’s a chance to play at the highest level, why would I not take it? He said.

If I go over there and end up existence a US citizen, or have a green card, I can help the growth, particularly being someone who has just ended with England. It would be nice to get intricate in that.”

No crowds, no problem for England’s Anderson

James Anderson has claimed he is still happy about playing for England this season, whether matches are played behindhand closed doors.

England cricketers are set to reappear to limited individual exercise next week, with bowlers such as Anderson foremost the way, amid declarations that health protocols will make their conferences less dangerous than going to a supermarket.

The England and Wales Cricket Board hope they can kick start a season delayed by the coronavirus by rescheduling for July a three-Test series at home against the West Indies that was meant to take place in June.

But spokespersons have approved the only way international matches can be staged in the instant outcome of the epidemic is by excluding spectators from what will be ‘bio secure’ grounds.

Anderson however has lost none of his eagerness when it comes to the view of adding to his England record score of 584 Test wickets.

“It’s exciting in a way we’re actually talking about the possibility of playing cricket this summer,” pace man Anderson said on Friday in an Instagram Live with longstanding new-ball colleague Stuart Broad.

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