Good morning again from Mission Road in Hong Kong. Peter Della Penna here and the news is that Italy have won the toss and elected to field. It's cool, damp and slightly overcast. It will be tough early for USA, but if they can get through the first 10-15 overs, batting first gives them the best opportunity to improve their run rate if they can post a 250+ score and bowl Italy out cheaply. Based on current form, that's asking a lot, but you never know.
Ryan Corns is also making his USA debut today, coming in for Ritesh Kadu, who is paying the price for running out Sushil Nadkarni yesterday. Lennox Cush and Rashard Marshall have immense pressure on them to produce a score that will justify their continued selection.
USA XI: Massiah (c), Wright (wk), Nadkarni, Corns, Baker, Cush, Marshall, Forrest, Shuja, Khan, Darlington.
Italy XI: Bonora (c), Patrizi (wk), Jayasena, Northcote, Fernando, Petricola, Raso, Alaud, Arsakulasuriya, Munasinghe, Crowley.
Alessandro Bonora and Peter Petricola have each scored an unbeaten century in this tournament.