Former South Africa fast bowler Rusty Theron is all set to make his debut for the United States of America (USA). The selectors have included him in the squad for the ODI series against Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Namibia in Florida.
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The 34-year-old Theron has represented the Proteas in four ODIs and nine T20Is from 2010 to 2012. He has claimed 24 wickets in total for the Rainbow Nation and was effective with the new ball. Besides, Rusty Theron has been a globetrotter playing in various franchise-based T20 leagues.
The right-arm fast bowler has also plied his trade in the Indian Premier League. Theron has represented Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers, and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He has also played for the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Rusty Theron will hope to bring in all his experience for the USA and lead them in the bowling department. PNG and Namibia have good squads which will keep the whole USA team on their toes.
Meanwhile, Theron becomes the third South African player to play for different nations. Previously, Roelof van der Merwe played for the Netherlands after representing South Africa while Kepler Wessels played for Australia before debuting for South Africa.
United States of America will play their first game against PNG on September 13 (Friday) at Lauderville in Florida. They are yet to play a game in the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two. On the other hand, PNG have lost all their four games in the tournament and will hope to bounce back.
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