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Liam Plunkett considers playing for USA after England snub
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Liam Plunkett considers playing for USA after England snub

Liam Plunkett has expressed his willingness to play for the United States in the future after being left out of England's 55-man training group for the international summer.

Plunkett has failed to get a game for England following his valuable contribution to the side's maiden World Cup triumph last year. Plunkett picked three wickets for 42 runs in the all-important final against New Zealand, playing a key role in restricting the opposition to a modest total.

The Surrey star is likely to settle in the United States soon since his wife and children hold American citizenship, prompting him to consider switching international allegiance for the remainder of his career.

"It would be nice to be involved in some sort of cricket over there," Plunkett told the BBC.

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

The United States has recently seen an influx of former international cricketers belonging to West Indies and South Africa as they aim to progress on the highest level. Xavier Marshall and Rusty Theron have already represented them in the past few years.

The United States gained ODI status in 2019 but have never qualified for the World Cup, though they participated in the 2004 Champions Trophy.

In order to be eligible to play for the US, Plunkett will have to complete a three-year residency period. He would add a wealth of experience to the US pace stocks if he is able to get into the team.

"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?" he said.

"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."

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