IPL was initially started to groom the Indian domestic talent with international exposure and to make them ready to play fearless and competitive limited overs cricket. Over the years, IPL has established itself as one of the most followed T20 leagues in the world with participation of almost all the big names of international cricket.
Though IPL has become a known name for cricket fans across the world, it is still a platform for the budding Indian players who are looking for a platform to prove themselves. Tournaments like Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy are vital for their grooming, however, to be known on the world stage, the players still look at IPL franchisees for a chance. Players like Ravindra Jadeja, Pandya brothers, R Ashwin, Yuzi Chahal, all got to the national side due to their impressive performance in IPL.
Vijay Hazare Trophy, India’s flagship 50 over domestic tournament is just over and we have seen a lot of youngsters playing their hand and making the chance count. With IPL auction just around the corner, let’s have a look at some of the top performers from Vijay Hazare Trophy who could be picked by the IPL franchisees in Kolkata on December 19th.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal : 17 year old Jaiswal rose to limelight after being the youngest and only the sixth Indian to hit a list A double century. Despite playing just 6 games for Mumbai, he ended up with 564 runs with an average of 112.80. He scored these runs at a strike rate of 104.05. In the tournament, Yashasvi scored 3 hundreds and a half century.With the double century, he has got the nation talking about him and the franchisees would be looking to grab a chance to buy his services. The fact that he is only 17 and could be an asset for a long term will lure them even more.
- Baba Aparajith : Despite being around for over a decade, making his first class debut in 2011, playing under 19 world cup in 2012 and getting picked up for 2 IPL sides, Baba Aparajith has not played a single IPL game. He has been in decent form for Tamil Nadu across formats and did register notable all round performances with both bat and the ball.In the recently concluded Vijay Hazare trophy, Baba Aparajith scored 598 runs at 66.44 to finish as the fourth highest run scorer in the tournament. His run tally included six half centuries and a century. He also picked up 11 wickets with his part time off spin.
Baba Aparajith has been part of 2 IPL squads, Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants and he is familiar with the IPL insides. With the odds and age on his side, he will be looking at finally making his debut in the coming season of IPL. You can compare ipl odds at betrallyindia.com/ipl-betting/
- Abhimanyu Mithun : One of the known figures in Indian domestic scene, Abhimanyu Mithun has not been in his prime in the last few years. Though he has been a consistent performer for Karnataka, his talent was always overshadowed by the presence of Vinay Kumar. With Vinay Kumar’s retirement, the spotlight was back at him at the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy and he did not disappoint.In the 9 games that Abhimanyu Mithun played this season, he picked up 22 wickets at an average of 14.55 and a strike rate of 22.2. He also has an economy of 3.93 which made his performance stand out.
In the past, Abhimanyu Mithun has been part of 3 IPL franchises including Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, however, he played his last IPL game in 2013. Looking at his current form, he would be hopeful of a return and we could see him among the wickets in the upcoming IPL 2020 season.