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USA, co-hosts of T20 World Cup, issues warning to opponents: ‘No walkovers’

USA Defeats Bangladesh in Opening T20I: Harmeet Singh Declares “We are No Walkovers”

USA shocked Bangladesh with a remarkable five-wicket victory in the opening T20I of the series in Houston, setting the stage for an exciting showdown between the T20 World Cup co-hosts. Harmeet Singh, the ‘Player of the Match’, proudly declared that “We are no walkovers,” highlighting the competitive spirit of the US team.

Despite being ranked ten places below Bangladesh, the USA put up a stellar performance by restricting the visitors to 153 for 6 and successfully chasing down the target with three balls to spare. Harmeet’s explosive 33 off 13 balls, along with Corey Anderson’s steady 34 off 25, sealed a rare and significant win for the US team.

In a post-match interview, Harmeet emphasized the team’s strategic planning and understanding of their home conditions. He pointed out a crucial tactical error made by Bangladesh in bowling Mustafizur Rahman from the wrong end, allowing the USA batters to capitalize on Prairie View’s high winds. This strategic insight, coupled with the team’s strong bench strength and competitive spirit, ultimately led to their victory.

Harmeet also commended the collective effort of the team and highlighted the diverse contributions from various players that have bolstered their competitive edge. He expressed confidence in the team’s ability to perform under pressure and chase down targets effectively.

This unexpected win against a top side like Bangladesh has boosted the morale of the US team and showcased their immense potential and hard work. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, the US team’s impressive performance has set the tone for an exciting and competitive tournament ahead.

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