Born in Atlanta but spent most of his formative years in Bangalore, India where he played for his District, University and Zonal teams.

Nosthush has been playing all over the country since his return to the United States, but has finally made a home for himself in Brooklyn, New York, a big hub of cricket in the U.S.

His control of flight, turn of the ball and electricity in the field has had him on the selectors radar and earned him a spot on the team at #WCL3.


Playing Number

Team Role

Left Arm Orthodox Spinner


Brooklyn, New York



Country of Birth


Career Highlights

Playing for the USA

Favorite Cricketer

Rahul Dravid

"The Opportunity is more than a Dream"

Bio Continued...

When Nosthush left India to return to the country of his birth to pursue a career as a bio-medical engineer, he had effectively given up his dream of playing international cricket.

He didn’t even bother to pack any cricket equipment. But in a move that was perhaps a portent to the future, his mother slipped a single cricket ball into his bag without him knowing.

Kenjige was born in Auburn, Alabama but moved to his ancestral home of Tamil Naidu in India as a young child. There he grew up playing cricket and developed into a useful medium fast bowler and batsman, before at age 13 he decided to take up spin bowling in response to his lack of physical size. He played school boy cricket in the small town of Ooty and credits his coaches there as essential to his early development as a player. At 18, his parents recognized that he would need better coaching and more opportunities if he was to progress with his cricket, so he was shipped off to Bangalore to attend college. One other reason for attending college in Bangalore was the school hours. Class ran from 7:30am to 1pm meaning he had plenty of time each afternoon to devote to cricket.

During this period of his life he attended the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIOC) academy, where again he credits the coaching as being hugely influential to his development. He ended up playing for his university and his local 1st Division side, but hadn’t quite cracked the big time when he made the life-changing decision to move to the United States.

He initially settled in Washington D.C., but after 6 months of applying finally landed a job in New York. A keen squash player also, it was whilst playing squash that he met some guys who played cricket in one of the local New York leagues. Against all his predictions, he was soon back playing the sport he loved. Then in 2016, Nosthush applied for and was selected to take part in the USA Combine held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. It was one of a number of combines held around the country to help identify talent for the U.S. team. He was initially selected to a wider 30 man U.S. squad in July of 2016, but missed selection for the next cull in September. He was now on the selectors radar.

Following the success of the U.S. team at World Cricket League Division 4 in late 2016, an even more intensive effort was put into finding the best possible squad for #WCL3. Nosthush was chosen to participate at a couple of squad camps in Houston and impressed sufficiently to make the final list of 14 names to go to Uganda. “The Opportunity is more than a Dream” he states emphatically. “My life has always revolved around cricket”. So much so that he has quit his job as a bio-medical engineer to focus on his cricket for the time being. One gets the feeling it was an easy decision to make for Nosthush Kenjige.