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Former India U-19 Bowler Saurabh Netravalkar to Captain United States National Team

Cricketnext Staff |November 4, 2018, 2:49 PM IST
Former India U-19 Bowler Saurabh Netravalkar to Captain United States National Team

Formerly a part of the Indian team which finished sixth in the 2010 U19 World Cup, fast bowler Saurabh Netravalkar will now turn out for the US cricket team according to a report in the Times of India.

The former Mumbai bowler will be the captain of the US team as they begin the long process of qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup at the ICC World Cricket League Division 3.

Netravalkar played one Ranji match for Mumbai before shifting base to Cornell University to pursue Masters in computer science.

“I gave two years full time to cricket but felt I wasn’t making it to the next level,” Netravalkar told the newspaper from San Francisco.

The software engineer though could not stay away from the game and would make the journey to Los Angeles for weekend matches.

“On Friday, I used to leave a little early from office with a fellow player and drive to LA. We would play a 50-over game in LA on Saturday. Then we would drive back in the night and play a 50-over game in San Francisco on Sunday. It was back to work on Monday. I put in a lot of effort which was noticed by the selectors. I got picked this January when I became eligible for national selection,” he said.

The US team has a mix of players from the subcontinent (India and Pakistan) and the West Indies. The Netravalkar-led team’s next assignment will be in Oman where they will play the Division 3 games.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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