10 sixes… Strike rate of 235… Who is Aaron Jones? Who created a stir

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Aaron Jones has represented Barbados in domestic cricket He is the vice-captain of the USA team in international cricket.

New Delhi. The US has made a spectacular start to the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 by defeating Canada. In the opening match played in Dallas, host USA defeated Canada by 7 wickets. The hero of America's victory was Aaron Jones, who charmed the audience with his explosive batting. Jones charmed everyone by playing a match-winning innings in difficult circumstances. He scored the fastest half-century in T20 international cricket for the US. The story of Jones, who has played domestic cricket for Barbados, making his international debut for the US is also very interesting. He was adjudged 'Player of the Match' for playing a brilliant innings.

In the first match of T20 World Cup 2024, America faced Canada (USA vs Canada). This match was played at Grand Prior Stadium in Dallas. Batting first, Canada scored 194 runs for 5 wickets. America had a very bad start while chasing the target. He lost two wickets including captain Monak Patel at a score of 42 runs. After this, Aaron Jones along with Andris Gaus shared a record 131-run partnership for the third wicket and gave his team a spectacular victory. Jones scored an unbeaten 94 off 40 balls which included 10 sixes and 4 fours. He scored at a strike rate of 235.

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Jones's parents are from Barbados
Born on 19 October 1994 in Queens, New York, Aaron Jones' parents are from Barbados. He moved to Barbados at the age of 4. He made his List A cricket debut for Barbados in 2016. Just a year later, in 2017, he made his first-class cricket debut for Barbados. He grew up playing professional cricket for Barbados. England fast bowler and 2019 ODI World Cup winner Jofra Archer is Jones' childhood friend. Jones, a right-handed batsman, scored 342 runs in seven matches in his first-class debut season.

There is controversy over the birthplace of Aaron Jones
After playing domestic cricket in the Caribbean, Aaron Jones eventually qualified to represent the USA on the international stage and became a prominent player. However, there are conflicting claims about his birthplace. Some media reports claim he was born in Queens (New York), while others claim he was born in Barbados. Jones scored his first List A century in the World Cricket League Division Two.

Aaron Jones has played 43 ODIs
Aaron Jones has scored 1454 runs in 43 ODIs for the USA at an average of 36.35. He has scored one century and 10 half-centuries. He made his debut in T20 International cricket in March 2019. So far he has scored 478 runs in 27 matches at a strike rate of 116.87. Which includes two half-centuries.

tag: T20 World Cup, United States of america

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