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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Former Kings XI Punjab cricketer to debut for USA national team

Rusty Theron represented Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.

cricket Updated: Sep 10, 2019 16:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Former South Africa fast bowler Rusty Theron was included in the United States of America cricket team squad for their ODI series against Papua New Guinea and Namibia in Florida. Theron previously played four ODIs and nine T20Is for South Africa between 2010 and 2012. When it came to franchised leagues around the world, he represented Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.

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“Team USA is excited about the hosting of official ODI matches in the United States for the first time ever,” said USA Cricket chief executive officer Iain Higgins.

“One-day cricket is an important format of the sport and one in which Team USA has made great progress over the past few years.We are thrilled to be part of this series of highly competitive matches and the players are eagerly anticipating building on that recent progress and testing themselves in ODI competition with Namibia and PNG.’

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The 34-year-old also played for the Kuwait Crusaders in the Arabian Cricket Carnival T20 in 2017 and Ireland’s Northern Knights a year prior. Before Theron, Roelof van der Merwe played for Netherlands after representing South Africa while Kepler Wessels played for Australia before debuting for South Africa.

First Published: Sep 10, 2019 16:20 IST