White House Applauds USA Cricket Team’s Historic T20 World Cup 2024 Performance
By CricShots - Jun 19, 2024 4:42 pm
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The USA, co-hosts of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, have emerged as one of the tournament’s biggest dark horses. Drawn into Group A alongside cricket giants like India, Pakistan, Ireland, and Canada, the USA put in stellar performances to finish second in the group, securing a spot in the Super Eight stage.

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In recognition of this significant achievement, the White House extended a congratulatory message. The USA cricket team shared a clip on X (formerly known as Twitter), featuring National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby praising their performance.

“Thank you @WhiteHouse National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby for your kind words. We’ll be sure to use your encouragement as motivation for our upcoming matches in the West Indies!” USA Cricket captioned the tweet.

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In the video, John Kirby expressed his admiration for the team’s success and conveyed both his and President Joe Biden’s happiness over their advancement to the Super Eight.

“We all congratulate them on their success. It’s tremendous and we are all cheering them on. Congratulations to them, I saw that they are in the Super Eight now. It’s amazing,” Kirby remarked.

Looking ahead, the USA is set to face an in-form South African team for their first Super Eight game. The match is scheduled to take place at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, on Wednesday, June 19. South African skipper Aiden Markram acknowledged the USA’s impressive performances in the tournament and emphasized the need for his team to be at their best.

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“They’ve been really good. I think not just them but a lot of the people will sort of say smaller nations, but they’ve proved that they’re not a small team anymore. So, we’re going to 100 percent have to be on our best game and hopefully things go well, but I’m excited for that challenge,” Aiden Markram stated, as reported by News18.

The match promises to be an exciting encounter, with the USA looking to continue their remarkable run and South Africa aiming to maintain their strong form in the tournament.