The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended USA pacer Kyle Philips after his bowling action was found to be illegal as per international standards. Philips is a part of the USA squad which is participating in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifier and will not be able to bowl in the remaining matches of the tournament.
Kyle Phillip bowling action has been found illegal
In accordance with Article 6.7 of the regulations, Kyle Phillip is immediately suspended from bowling in international cricket. Phillip’s suspension will remain in place until he submits to a reassessment of his action and gets it cleared by the ICC penal.
Kyle Phillip has played two games in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifier. The match officials reported his action after USA’s opening game against West Indies in Harare on June 18. He also played in USA’s match against Nepal on January 20.
However, he did not feature in their third game in the tournament against the Netherlands on June 22. USA’s pace bowling spearhead Ali Khan returned for that game after having served a two-match suspension for an ICC code-of-conduct breach.
In the game against West Indies, Kyle Phillip took 3 crucial wickets after conceding 56 runs in his 9.3 overs. He took the key wickets of opening batter Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder who had scored a quick-fire 56 off just 40 deliveries and then dismissed Alzarri Joseph as well.
The USA pacer remained wicketless in the game against Nepal and also leaked 49 in just 7 overs and didn’t get the opportunity to bowl his full quota of overs. He has played 5 ODIs for the USA, taking 6 wickets at an average of 40.83 and an economy rate of 6.05.
The USA side is currently struggling in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Qualifier as they have lost all three games they have played till now. They lost against West Indies by 39 runs in their opening game of the tournament.
Fans were expecting them to come stronger against Nepal in their second game but they posted a total of only 207 runs. Nepal chased down the target with 6 wickets in hand in just 43 overs.
In their third game, the USA lost against the Netherlands by 5 wickets leading to 3 consecutive losses. They will now contest against the hosts Zimbabwe on June 26 and will expect to produce a better effort on the field.