Earning a place in the Indian national cricket team is quite a difficult task. Many Indian players undertake a lot of hard work for years to earn an opportunity to play for the country. On many occasions, luck also plays a role in a player’s selection to the national team.
There are also some players who started their cricket career in India but moved to the United States to play cricket after not getting success in India. Harmeet Singh and Unmukt Chand are examples of few Indian players who recently retired from Indian cricket and moved to the United States to commence their new career in cricket. In this article, we take a look at 5 Indian players who will be representing the USA men’s cricket team.
5 Indian Players Who Will Be Representing The USA Men’s Cricket Team
5. Sunny Sohal
Sunny Sohal is a former Indian cricketer who now plays for the USA. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional leg-spin bowler. The Indian player made his first-class debut for Punjab in December 2005. He has also played for the Under-19 India team and was also part of IPL teams like Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in the past. He started playing for the United States in August 2018. In August 2019, he played his first T20I game for the USA against Bermuda.
4. Siddharth Trivedi
Siddharth Trivedi is another Indian player who will play for the United States. He has recently signed a contract to play for St Louis Americans franchise for United States’ Minor League Cricket. Trivedi played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He played 76 IPL matches ad scalped 65 wickets. The 38-year-old also played for the U-19 Indian team during U-19 2002 World Cup. In 2013, Trivedi for banned for 1 year from IPL after failing to report that bookies approached him. He never managed to make a comeback to IPL.
3. Timil Patel
Timil Patel is another Indian player who shifted to United States to flourish his cricket career. He shifted to the United States in 2010. In June 2021, he signed a contract to play for United States’ Minor Cricket League. Earlier, Patel played for Gujrat Domestic team. He has played 38 first-class matches for Gujarat in Ranji Trophy.
2. Saurabh Netravalkar
Saurabh Netravalkar is another Indian player who is part of USA cricket now. He is the current skipper of the USA national cricket team. Netravalkar is a left-arm medium-pacer who has also represented the India U-19 team before. He played for Mumbai at the domestic level. He made his T20I debut for United States in March 2019, in a match against UAE.
1. Smit Patel
Smit Patel is another Indian player who now plays for the United States. Smit Patel has joined Manhattan Yorkers for USA’s Minor League cricket. Smit was part of the India U-19 team that won the U-19 ODI World Cup in 2012. In India’s domestic cricket, Smit Patel has represented teams like Gujarat, Goa, Tripura, and Baroda. He played 55 first-class, 43 List A and 28 T20s in Indian cricket.
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