10 sixes… a strike rate of 235. Who is Aaron Jones? Which caused a stir


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

New Delhi. USA has started the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 with a bang by defeating Canada. The host USA defeated Canada by 7 wickets in the opening match played in Dallas. The hero of America’s victory was Aaron Jones, who impressed with his explosive batting. Jones stole the show by playing a match-winning innings in difficult circumstances. He scored the fastest half-century for America in T20 international cricket. The story of how Jones, who played domestic cricket for Barbados, made his debut in international cricket for America is also very interesting. He was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant innings.

The first match of the T20 World Cup 2024 was Canada (USA vs Canada) against America. The match was played at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Batting first, Canada scored 194 runs for 5 wickets. Chasing the target, the US got off to a poor start. He lost two wickets including captain Monank Patel for 42 runs. Aaron Jones then put on a record partnership of 131 runs for the third wicket with Andreas Goss to give his team a resounding win. Jones scored an unbeaten 94 off 40 balls which included 10 sixes and 4 fours. He scored runs at a strike rate of 235.

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Jones’ parents are from Barbados
Born on October 19, 1994 in Queens, New York, Aaron Jones’ parents are from Barbados. At the age of 4 he moved to Barbados. He made his List A cricket debut for Barbados in the year 2016. Exactly one year later, i.e. 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 Champion winner Jofra Archer is a childhood friend of Jones. A right-handed batsman, Jones scored 342 runs in seven matches in his first-class debut season.

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

Aaron Jones has played 43 ODI Internationals
Aaron Jones has so far scored 1454 runs for USA in 43 ODIs at an average of 36.35. He has scored one century and 10 fifties. 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.

Tags: T20 World Cup, United States of America

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