Who is Aaron Jones? USA Batter Who Scored 94* Runs in T20 World Cup 2024 Opener

In a thrilling opening clash of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the United States of America faced off against Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. The match took place on Sunday morning (IST), and it saw the USA co-hosts achieving a remarkable victory. They chased down a massive target of 195 runs in just 17.4 overs, winning by seven wickets with 14 balls to spare. This chase is now recorded as the third-highest successful chase in men’s T20 World Cup history.

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones’ Spectacular Performance

Aaron Jones, a top-order batter for the USA, played a pivotal role in this historic win. He came to the crease when the USA was struggling at 42-2 in 6.3 overs. From this precarious position, Jones played an outstanding unbeaten knock of 94 runs off just 40 balls. His explosive innings included 10 sixes and four boundaries, resulting in a phenomenal strike rate of 235.

Record-Breaking Partnership

Jones’ performance was well-supported by Andries Gous, who scored 65 runs off 46 balls. Together, Jones and Gous put up a crucial 131-run partnership for the third wicket. This partnership was instrumental in ensuring the USA’s successful chase of 195 runs, which is their highest ever successful total in T20I history.

Joining the Legends

With his 10 sixes in the match, Aaron Jones joined the elite list of players who have hit the most sixes in a single T20 World Cup match. He now stands second alongside West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who hit 10 sixes in a game during the inaugural T20 World Cup. Gayle holds the record with 11 sixes in a match during the 2016 World Cup.

About Aaron Jones

Here are some key details about Aaron Jones:

  • Age: 29
  • Date of Birth: October 19, 1994
  • Birthplace: Queens, New York
  • Role: Top-order batter
  • Batting Style: Right-handed
  • Bowling Style: Leg-break googly

Career Milestones

  • List A Debut: Jones made his List A debut for Leeward Islands against Combined Campuses and Colleges at Basseterre on January 7, 2016.
  • First-Class Debut: He debuted in First-Class cricket for Trinidad and Tobago against Barbados at Bridgetown from October 26 to 29, 2017.
  • T20 Debut: Jones played his first T20 match for the USA against the UAE at ICC Academy in Dubai on March 15, 2019.
  • ODI Debut: He made his ODI debut for the USA against Papua New Guinea at Windhoek on April 27, 2019.
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