Saurabh Netravalkar, India's highest wicket-taker in U-19 World Cup held in 2010, has been appointed as the captain of the United States cricket team.
Saurabh is the third Indian original player to lead the US national team. The 27 year-old is a left hand fast bowler and hails from Mumbai. After completing engineering from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology in Mumbai, in 2015, Saurabh moved to the United States for higher studies.
Post his PG, he joined Oracle as software engineer too. But Saurabh did not leave the love for cricket in Mumbai and whenever he got an opportunity he would travel to Los Angeles and California to take part in league matches.
Having played reasonable cricket, Saurabh caught the attention of the selectors and eventually he became the captain of the team which is quite an achievement. Speaking about this journey, Saurabh said, cricket is fast growing sport in the US with upto 36 millions fan following.