Former USA captain makes big prediction for USA team after Unmukt Chand and Corey Anderson's arrival
Former United States of America cricket team captain Saurabh Netravalkar shared his views on the arrival of Unmukt Chand and Corey Anderson in the American cricket team. Netravalkar, who played for India U-19s in the 2010 U-19 World Cup, believes the USA team will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in the next five years.
Saurabh Netravalkar is a regular member of the USA team in both ODI and T20I formats. Fans should note that once upon a time he was a part of the Mumbai domestic cricket team. He has only had interactions with The God of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar.
In a recent interview with Swagcricket.com, Saurabh Netravalkar was asked where does he see the USA cricket team in the next five years because the likes of Unmukt Chand, Corey Anderson and Sami Aslam have moved to the country.
“It will definitely be a force to be reckoned with. Professionals coming in improve the quality of domestic cricket. Youngsters then look up to the professionals and step up their game as well,” he replied.
“So hopefully, it's a win-win situation and we have a strong domestic cricket circuit which will translate into national team’s success,” Netravalkar added.
Saurabh Netravalkar names his cricketing idol
During the same interview, Saurabh Netravalkar was asked about the name of his cricketing idol. The pace-bowling all-rounder replied:
Combination of Glenn McGrath (Accuracy and work ethic), Wasim Akram and Zaheer Khan (Skills), Rahul Dravid (As an Ambassador of the game).
USA cricket team is gradually improving, and now that the nation has secured the hosting rights for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to happen in 2024, it will be interesting to see how much they improve in the coming years. USA and West Indies will jointly host the mega event in 2024.