USA CRICKET by Smit Patel • Last updated on Share Tweet Zain Sayed has scored 392 runs off just 8 games, averaging an astronomical 78.4 with a jaw dropping strike rate of 170.4. © Cricbuzz Zain Sayed met former Rajasthan Royals coach Monty Desai at the age of 15 when Desai chose to briefly reside in Atlanta for about 3 years. Up until then Sayed had only played a handful of times with a proper cricket ball. In the next 3 years Desai saw Sayed churn out consistent performances in a reasonably competitive cricket environment in Atlanta with the raw all-round talent he possessed and some fine-tuning from Desai himself. When the Rajasthan Royals gig came calling, Desai was convinced about Sayed’s abilities and invited a 19-year-old Sayed to train at the IPL team’s camp in Mumbai along with the game’s greats like Shane Warne and Rahul Dravid. Sayed, who was at the university pursuing a degree in finance, decided to take up the opportunity without giving a second thought to the repercussions of skipping a semester. To say that was a leap of faith would be an understatement as ten years ago the US cricket scene was nowhere close… Read full this story
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