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Chetan Suryawanshi (born 24 February 1985) is the captain for the Singapore national cricket team. Singapore is his adoptive country and he has been playing for it since 2004.

Chetan Suryawanshi
Personal information
Born (1985-02-24) 24 February 1985 (age 34)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
International information
National side

Born in Pune, Maharashtra, India, Suryawanshi has been playing cricket since a very young age. His native village is Velu in Satara district.

Suryawanshi is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler, although his primary role is wicketkeeper.

He has led Singapore's national team, most recently during the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Uganda. In one of the crucial 2009 ACC Twenty20 Cup tournaments, Suryawanshi was Singapore's leading run scorer in the tournament, with 204 runs.[1] He scored a record 100 in 36 balls in the same tournament.

Suryawanshi has also represented Singapore in the World Cricket League. He was the captain of the 2011 Maharashtra Premier League for Devgiri Emperor which emerged as winners of the tournament, with Suryawanshi securing the Man of the Series Award.

On 13 February 2014, Suryawanshi took a hat-trick and scored 101 against Malaysia in the Malaysian Tri-Series tournament.[2] He became the first cricketer to take a hat-trick and score a century in an international 50-overs match.[3]

In August 2018, he was named the captain of Singapore's squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament.[4] In October 2018, he was named in Singapore's squad in the Eastern sub-region group for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier tournament.[5] Later the same month, he was named as the captain of Singapore's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[6] Ahead of the tournament, he was named as the player to watch in Singapore's squad.[7]

In July 2019, he was named in Singapore's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Batting and Fielding for Singapore". CricketArchive.
  2. ^ "Malaysia Goes Down Tamely To Singapore". Malaysian Cricket Association.
  3. ^ "Chetan on Fox Sports for his world record". Singapore Cricket Association.
  4. ^ "Singapore Team". Asian Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Exciting battle on the cards in the ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier B in Malaysia". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Squads and match schedule announced for ICC World Cricket League Division 3". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Everything you need to know about WCL Division Three". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ "The SCA have announced the 14-man squad for the ICC T20 World Cup Asia Final". Singapore Cricket Association. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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