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Liam Plunkett will play in the United States; The Surrey bowler was part of the England squad that won the World Cup in 2019, winning three wickets in the final against New Zealand and winning 13 test caps.

Last update: 08/31/21 3:37 PM

Liam Plunkett leaves Surrey for new challenge in the United States

England World Cup winner Liam Plunkett will leave Surrey at the end of the season to play cricket in the United States.

The rhythm thrower, in his third year at The Oval after previous stints with Durham and Yorkshire, will play for a still undecided franchise in a new T20 competition called Major League Cricket, while also addressing Minor League The Philadelphians.

The culmination of a distinguished international career that saw 13 appearances in tests and 111 caps in limited formats was the 2019 World Cup success: Plunkett won three wickets in the final against New Zealand.

“I want to thank everyone in Surrey for the support and support I have received over the past three years,” said the 36-year-old, who has an American wife. “It’s an amazing club, and it was an honor to have represented them.

“Moving on to the next phase of my career, I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Major League Cricket and focus my attention on growing the sport in the United States.

“I have had a fantastic career with England, and after retiring from international cricket I am delighted to be able to help build the sport in America both in terms of playing and coaching.”

Surrey Cricket Director Alec Stewart said: “On behalf of everyone at the club we wish Liam the best in his new challenge in America. Whenever he is in London he will always be welcome. to visit the Kia Oval. “

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