Who is Monank Patel? Career, stats, and records

Captain of the United States of America in the T20 World Cup 2024, Monank Patel is on everyone’s mouth after the USA’s stunning victory over Pakistan in Dallas. There are very interesting things about Monank Patel and in this article, we will tell you more about USA’s skipper.

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Monank Patel

Monank Patel is the captain of the USA cricket team. He is leading the home team USA in the 2024 T20 World Cup. Monank played a huge role in bringing the USA’s cricket to the international level. The 31-year-old wicketkeeper batsmen created one of the best moments in the history of USA cricket when the USA won against 2009 World Cup winners Pakistan.

In the second match of the group stage, USA defeated Pakistan in Dallas. Monank Patel was named the man of the match for his 50 off 38 balls that helped the USA to win the crucial game in the super over.

Patel was born in Anand, Gujarat in May 1993. He played for under-16 and under-19 cricket in Gujarat before shifting to the USA. He later on got the Green card which allowed him to move to the USA in 2016 permanently. In the 2018 T20 Americas Qualifiers, Monank Patel was the highest run-getter in the tournament which earned him a place in the USA national team. In 2021 he was given captaincy of the USA team. He scored the first century for the USA against Oman and then Nepal.

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Cricket Career of Monank Patel

In total, the 31-year-old captain of the USA team played 72 matches 47 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He made 1887 runs including ten half centuries and two centuries. His best innings of 130 came against Ireland in June 2022. Innings against Ireland was best in terms of runs but when it comes to value and impact his 50 off 38 against Pakistan was special for so many reasons.

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Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.