you met any of your cricket heroes?
I am privilege to have one of the greatest heroes to the game of
cricket related to me, Sir Vivian Richards.
Where do you see USA finishing in the ICC Under-19 Tournament?
Presently, we are ranked the 15th best nation in the world. We the
US consider ourselves to be the best at whatever we do and that
is the mentality that we are going into this tournament with. We
play this game to win but if we do not achieve this goal at this
world cup, it would not be very long until we do.
Do you have any
particular goals you want to achieve in your career?
I am aiming to represent my nation at the senior level in an ICC
tournament and also to become a professional athlete in the game
Who have been
the biggest influences on you as a player?
Firstly, I’ll have to say the almighty God, because he has
given me the strength each time to go onto the field. I would also
have to say my family who supports me and has taught me the fact
that nothing good comes easy. Furthermore, wearing the letters USA
alone influences me to go out on the field and to give it my all.
Who is your idol growing up?
Ab de Villiers has always been my cricketing ideal. I admire the
fact that he puts God first in anything he does and also because
he is what I consider to be complete all-rounder, like myself. He
is a good batsman at a young age, and will one day be among the
greats; a bowler, wicket-keeper and an outstanding fielder. I have
a high regard for anyone who excels in the field because most of
your time playing cricket is spent fielding, and you have to learn
as a cricketer to love fielding.
Do you have a curfew?
I was never given a curfew as a child but whenever I was on youth
tours I would always have to abide by one. Above all others, curfews
are set for the main reason of safety especially when players are
away from home.
Do you have a
No I don’t have a nick name.
What other sport do you play?
I represent my university by swimming in the NCAA division 3 level.
I also play soccer and tennis.
What other sport would have preferred to play beside cricket?
If I was not introduced to the game of cricket I would have continued
playing tennis, putting all my effort into it just like I am doing