ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, ICC, Namibia, PNG, USA, Rusty Theron, South Africa
Rusty Theron has previously played four ODIs and nine T20Is for South Africa between 2010 and 2012. @ AFP

United States of America (USA) will create history on September 13 when they host Papua New Guinea in the first match of the second tri-series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. The match, the first in the US, will also feature former South Africa fast bowler Rusty Theron, who was included in the USA squad.

Theron, who has previously played four ODIs and nine T20Is for South Africa between 2010 and 2012, was also a known name in franchise cricket having played for different 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. He currently plays for the Potomac Cricket Club in the Washington Cricket League.

“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.

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“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.”

USA will play a total of four matches with two games each against Papua New Guinea and Namibia as part of the new ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 (WCL2).

Before Theron, Roelof van der Merwe played for Netherlands after representing South Africa while Kepler Wessels played for Australia before debuting for South Africa.

USA squad: Saurabh Netravalkar, Steven Taylor, Karima Gore, Elmore Hutchinson, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Nisarg Patel, Sagar Patel, Timil Patel, Jasdeep Singh, Rusty Theron