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Liam Plunkett to leave England and ply trade for USA?
By CricShotsStaff - Jun 3, 2020 6:22 pm
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England pace bowler Liam Plunkett has revealed that he might consider playing for the United States Cricket team  The Lanky English fast bowler has been away from the England team after the 2019 World Cup win.

Liam Plunkett
Liam Plunkett

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett was amongst the English stars whose crucial performances helped England lift their maiden World Cup in 2019.  However, The fast bowler is left out from the national team set up after the World Cup win. The 35-year-old wasn’t part of the national team for the whole of the 2019 home summer. He wasn’t even included in the squad when England toured New Zealand and South Africa in 2019.

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Later on, Liam Plunkett was also left out of the 55-man England squad who are allowed to return back training amid the Corona Virus pandemic. Plunkett’s wife is American and which makes it likely that the duo might settle in the United States. This has also, prompting the Pacer to consider switching nationalities if relations England do not improve.

Liam Plunkett
Liam Plunkett

“It would be nice to be involved in some sort of cricket over there. My kids might be American, so it would be quite cool to say to them that I played for England and the US,” Plunkett said.

The United States was given one-day international status in 2019. However, Plunkett will have to serve a residency period up to three-year to be eligible and represent another country.

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He said, “I’m English and I’ll always be an Englishman. But if I’m still fit and there’s an opportunity to play at the highest level, why would I not take it? If I go over there and end up being a US citizen, or have a green card. I can help the development, especially being someone who has just finished with England. It would be nice to get involved in that.”