Meet USA Cricketers With Indian Origin

It is going to be a friendly sight at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York as familiar faces will greet each other.

Meet USA Cricketers With Indian Origin: India and the USA are set to clash in the Group A match of the T20 World Cup 2024 on June 12. It is going to be a friendly sight at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York as familiar faces will greet each other. This is because the USA cricket squad is studded with players of Indian origin. 

Below are the USA cricketers with Indian roots: 

Monank Patel 

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Meet USA Cricketers With Indian Origin

Monank Patel was born in Gujarat, Anand t Dilipbhai Patel. He played for Gujarat at the under-16 and under-18 levels. Patel got a US green card in 2010 and moved to the States permanently in 2016. He is settled in New Jersey and he runs an Indian restaurant. 

Harmeet Singh Baddhan 

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Born in Mumbai, Harmeet Singh Baddhan played domestic cricket in India. He played for Mumbai and Tripura before moving to the United States to play Minor League cricket. 

Baddhan was part of the Indian under-19 cricket team that played in the ICC 2012 Cricket World Cup. The slow left-arm bowler also played for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League. After getting mired in a spot-fixing controversy, he moved to the United States to play Minor League cricket. Subsequently, he played for the American national team where he made his T20 debut. 

Jasdeep Singh 

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Jasdeep Singh was born to Indian parents, in Queens, New York. He and his family moved to India when he was three years old. However, he returned to the States when he was 13 and made New Jersey his home. 

In July 2019, Singh signed a 12-month central contract with the USA cricket team 

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Milind Kumar

Meet USA cricketers with Indian origin

 

Milind Kumar was born in Delhi to a banker Suman Kumar. He had played the Ranji Trophy in India with Delhi and Sikkim. 

The right-handed batter was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the seventh edition of the IPL and later by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.

Before moving to the US, Kumar used to work for ONGC. 

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Nisarg Patel

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Nisarg Ketankumar Patel was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He shifted to the US with his family in 2023. They settled in Southern California. 

Patel did his schooling in India before moving to the US. 

With a master’s degree in pharmaceutical science, Patel worked in England for several years at the local branch of an American pharmaceutical company. He later transferred back to Los Angeles in a project management role. 

Nosthush Kenjige 

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Nosthush Kenjige was born in Auburn, Alabama. His father worked as an agricultural researcher at Tuskegee University. The family moved to India before his first birthday. His father ran a coffee farm in Chikmagalur in Karnataka. 

During his school days at the Lawrence School in Lovedale, Kenjige played for the school team. He also played at the university level representing the Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering. 

The spinner moved back to the US in 2015 where he started working as a biological technician. 

Saurabh Netravalkar 

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Saurabh Naresh Netravalkar was born in Malad in Mumbai. He used to represent Mumbai in domestic cricket. He also represented India at the under-19 level. 

However, Netravalkar did not find good cricketing opportunities in India where the competition is tough. Therefore, he moved to the US to pursue his further studies and find work. 

The bowler, who continued his dedication to cricket, then got his international break playing for the US cricket team. Besides cricket, Netravalkar presently works for tech firm Oracle on an H1B visa.