Will Americans be bowled over by cricket—again?

“BASEBALL is fun, but not as fun as cricket,” says Ansh Patel, an 11-year old from Long Island, next to New York City. He attends Queens United Cricket Academy (QUCA), a training programme for the sport. His father, originally from India, is pleased as punch. “He’s fulfilling my dream.”

Ansh’s friends play American football, soccer and baseball. He is cricket-mad. He can’t wait for the T20 World Cup, featuring a shorter, action-packed version of the game, which begins on June 1st. It is co-hosted by America and the West Indies. Most Americans don’t have a clue what a silly-mid-off is, never mind a yorker.