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All-rounder Corey Anderson said goodbye to New Zealand cricket, signed with MLC in America

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson will be seen playing cricket for America after suffering an injury. He has signed a three-year deal with Major League Cricket (MLC) of America.

Anderson played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20 matches for New Zealand. He has been out of the New Zealand cricket team for the last two years. He scored 2277 runs in 93 international matches in different formats, including two centuries and 10 half-centuries. Apart from this, he also took 90 wickets.

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Corey Anderson scored the fastest century in ODI cricket against the West Indies in 2013 when he reached triple figures in 36 balls. His record was broken a year later by AB de Villiers against West Indies scoring a century in 31 balls.

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Anderson said to Cricbuzz, “It was a great privilege to play for New Zealand.” I wanted to play more but sometimes it could not happen and different opportunities turn you in a direction you never thought of. I am thankful for everything New Zealand cricket has done for me.

Anderson also played for Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He was a member of the Kiwi team, which was runner-up in the World Cup 2015. Injuries significantly affected his career. He last played for New Zealand in T20 November 2018.

He said, ‘It was not an easy decision. I asked myself many questions, what do you want to achieve in the next 5-10 years. My fiance Mary Margaret grew up in America, so I thought it would be nice to live in America when this opportunity came. Not just for the game but also for both of us.

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