The recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy saw some youngsters rising to the occasion. Undoubtedly they will be in focus during the IPL Auction scheduled for December this year.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has emerged as one of the best players in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20. The 17-year-old was the highest run-getter for Mumbai and fifth overall in the entire tournament. He smashed 564 runs in six appearances at an astonishing average of 112 with three centuries and a 50+ score. He became the youngest player to register a List A ton when he hit 203 against Goa. After such an arrival, Jaiswal is undoubtedly going to be one of the leading prospects in the upcoming December IPL auction.
Abhimanyu Mithun utilized the opportunity when he was called up to replace Vinay Kumar in Karnataka side. He did not only perform well but became the leader of the Karnataka attack. He took 20 wickets from nine games at an average of 14.55. His strike-rate of 22.2 and an economy of 3.93 speak for his mettle. Mithun already played 16 IPL games with the last being played in 2013. His current form may well help him get better bids and more opportunities in the coming season.
In Under-19 World Cup in 2012 Baba Aparajith was one of India’s premier all-rounders. Aparajith has been one of Tamil Nadu’s key players across formats for the last few years. This Vijay Hazare Trophy saw him amassing 598 runs at an average of 66.44 with six half-centuries and a hundred to finish as the fourth most run-getters as the tournament. Moreover, his part-time off-spin helped Karnataka get 11 wickets. Aparajith is yet to make IPL debut despite being a part of squads earlier. This edition might change his fortune.
Rahul Dalal was one of the star performers for Arunachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. In just eight innings the middle-order batsman accumulated 515 runs for his team. Although he failed to score any three-digit score, he was a key factor in at least two wins for Arunachal. His average of 85+ and a handy strike rate nearing 100 makes him a decent striker. He may not able to make a talk as the main batsman, the franchises can target him as a back-up in the middle-order.
Roosh Kalaria of Gujarat continued his good form the Vijay Hazare Trophy after a brilliant Ranji Trophy 2018-19. He was a member Indian Under-19 team in the 2012 World Cup that won the tournament. With 21 scalps from 11 games at an average of 16.52, he ended as the third most wicket-taker of the tournament. The crucial player for Gujarat went wicketless in only two games. No wonder the left-arm fast bowler was a revelation and has the ability to attract good bids during IPL auction in December.
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