Former South African International Player Rusty Theron Ready To Debut For USA
Former South African medium-pacer Rusty Theron is all set to make debut for the USA national cricket team. The USA Cricket has recently added the 34-year-old cricketer for the upcoming home ODI tri-series.
It will be the first-ever home ODI experience for the USA national cricket team. Apart from the hosts, Papua New Guinea and Namibia are the other teams in this ODI tri-series. This tri-series will run from 13th September to 23rd September where every team will face the other teams for twice. Central Broward Regional Park (Lauderhill, Florida) will host this tri-series, where recently Windies and India played two T20Is.
This upcoming ODI tri-series in the USA is a part of ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2. There is no tri-series final, so, the points table leader will win the trophy.
On Monday (9th September), the USA Cricket has named the 14-member squad for the forthcoming home ODI tri-series. Rusty Theron has earned the opportunity to represent the USA national cricket team in the upcoming series.
Rusty Theron represented South Africa from 2010 to 2012
Theron played four ODIs and nine T20Is for South Africa where he took 12 wickets in both those limited-overs formats. He made his international debut on 8th October 2010 with the T20I cricket against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein. A week later, he made his ODI debut (15th October 2010) against the same team at the same venue.Rusty Theron (Image Credit: Google)
Theron's last ODI was on 2nd November 2010 against Pakistan at Dubai (DSC). Meanwhile, his last T20I was against India at Johannesburg on 30th March 2012.
Now, Theron is ready for his new international journey.
Apart from 54 first-class games, Rusty Theron has played 97 List A matches and 120 T20s. The right-arm medium-pacer has taken 162 List A and 135 T20 wickets along with 169 first-class wickets.
Theron also played in Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2010 to 2015. In IPL, he served Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) , Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals (RR) . He played 10 IPL matches and picked up a total of nine wickets in IPL career.