The USA’s participation in the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 has been secured following an impressive performance during the Americas Qualifiers. They have become the latest addition to the roster of teams heading to Sri Lanka for the event, joining the ranks of 15 others who have already secured their positions.
Their journey in the Qualifiers began with a comfortable victory over Bermuda. However, a subsequent loss to Canada added an element of intrigue to their campaign. Undeterred, the USA made a strong comeback by defeating Bermuda once again and achieving two wins against Argentina, including an exceptional score of 515 in one of the matches.
In their final match against Canada, rain played a role, leading to the contest being reduced to 22 overs per side. The USA managed to contain their opponents, limiting them to 92/9, and then comfortably chased down the target, solidifying their qualification for the World Cup.
The ranks of automatic qualifiers include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe—these Full Member nations held the top positions in the previous 2022 edition. In addition, New Zealand from the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier, Nepal from the Asia Qualifier, Namibia from the Africa Qualifier, and Scotland from the Europe Qualifiers round out the roster of teams set to participate in the tournament.