Saurabh Netravalkar was a Software Engineer before becoming an American Cricketer. The Left-handed Fast-medium bowler was captain of the United States Cricket team before Monank Patel. The Indian-origin Cricketer has taken the most number of wickets for the United States of America in One Day International matches. He holds the record for best bowling figure in International T20 cricket for the USA with 5 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs.
He also became the first American Cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in both ODI and T20 formats. Today’s blog is about Saurabh’s early life and his cricketing stats, So just keep reading.
Saurabh Netravalkar Biography
Netravalkar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra on October 16, 1991. He graduated from Sardar Patel of Institute of Technology, Mumbai. In 2015, he went to Cornell University for a Master’s degree by clearing GRE and TOEFL exams. Later, Saurabh joined Oracle as a Software Engineer. He currently lives in San Francisco Bay
|Full Name||Saurabh Naresh Netravalkar|
Saurabh Netravalkar Cricket Career
In 2008, Netravalker was selected in Mumbai’s squad for Ranji Trophy. Saurabh came into the limelight with he took 30 wickets in the Cooch Behar Trophy in 2008-09 and was also named the best junior cricketer in India in 2009-10. The six-foot-tall left-handed bowler was selected as man of the series in the Tri-nation U-19 tournament in South Africa.
|Role||Left-Arm Medium-Fast Bowler|
|T20 Debut||Against UAE on 15/03/2019|
|ODI Debut||Against PNG on 27/04/2019|
|Team||The United States of America, |
Guyana Amazon Warriors
He was the highest wicket-taker for the Indian team in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in NZ. During the U-19 tournament, he took the wicket of England’s Joe Root and Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad. Despite his brilliant performance, he was not making it to the next level. He then moved to the USA for his master’s degree from Cornell University. In his university days, he rediscovered cricket.
In 2018, Netravalker was selected for USA’s squad for the 2017–18 Regional Super50 tournament. In October of that year, he was named captain of the USA’s cricket team for the 2018–19 Regional Super50 tournament. He made his International debut against the United Arab Emirates on March 15, 2019.
He has featured in 30 ODI games and picked 51 wickets at an economy rate of 4.13 for the United States of America. Recently he become the first US cricketer to take a five-wicket haul on home soil in ODI cricket. He also appeared in 20 International T20 games for America and picked 19 wickets at a bowling average of 20.94 and strike rate of 19.80. He was also part of Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier league.