The Seattle Orcas have finalized the Seattle Orcas Net Bowler Talent Hunt presented by Zuper by calling in seven net bowlers to attend training camp with the team ahead of the Major League Cricket season. The entire process encompassing the nation-wide search to bolster The Seattle Orcas bowling ranks will be featured in a five-part docuseries starting, which fans can watch on starting July 1.

“We extend our thanks to all who took part in the Net Bowler Hunt,” said the Seattle Orcas CEO Hemant Dua. “The overall level of talent on display was incredibly impressive and we’re excited to tell the story of these seven bowlers who earned their selection by our coaching staff.”

Last May the Seattle Orcas developed a comprehensive program to search the country for the best bowling talent. The goal was to help prepare the team for its second season in Major League Cricket while giving aspiring players a chance to train with the team and be coached by our coaching staff.

Dozens of potential net bowlers were tested at the Seattle tryouts, with coaches making an initial pool of those who were invited onto the next phase. For the second tryout in Houston, athletes from around the country were put through their paces by Seattle Orcas’ coaching staff. With over 150 bowlers a part of the process, the coaches were looking for bowlers with a specific skill set - left arm pacers, right arm pacers, leg spinners and off spinners - who could best help the Seattle Orcas batters hone their world-class skills ahead of Major League Cricket’s second season.

2024 Seattle Orcas Net Bowlers:





Abhiram Desai

RFM/RAFM Right-arm fast-medium

Seattle, Wash.

Abdulmalik Mangal

LBG Leg break googly

Austin, Texas

Ujjawal Patel 

LM/LAM Left-arm medium

Seattle, Wash.

Jagrit Raj 

S/LA Slow left-arm orthodox

San Antonio, Texas

Aryan Shetty

RM/RAM Right-arm medium

Los Angeles, Calif.

Phani Simhadri*

LM/LAM Left-arm medium

Columbus, Ohio

Harman Singh

RMF/RAMF Right-arm medium-fast

Vancouver, BC


*Returns as a Net Bowler from the 2023 Season


The net bowlers are essential to preparations for Seattle Orcas kicking off the 2024 Cognizant Major League Cricket (MLC) season on Friday, July 5, 2024 against reigning champions, MI New York at Church Street Park in Morrisville, North Carolina. After their opening match, Seattle Orcas head to Dallas to face the LA Knight Riders on Tuesday, July 9 in what will be the first of their two confirmed battles this season. 


Tickets for all matches are on sale now and can be purchased through the official Major League Cricket website. Orcas fans are encouraged to secure their tickets now to ensure they don't miss out on the action after sell-out crowds in 2023.