Greats Of The Vijay Hazare Trophy Season Of 2022–2023: Rising Stars

After 15 years, Maharashtra made it to the final for the first time, and Saurashtra won back the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Jammu & Kashmir, which was competing for the first time, and Himachal Pradesh, which was the defending champion, both lost in the group round.

According to Indian domestic cricket news, in the last three weeks, along with the usual ups and downs, several records have been broken. The competition this season had more centuries than any other season. As you might expect, there were also a lot of great performances by individuals.

This year, the top six players in the event will be chosen.

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad, Maharashtra –

Five games were played, 660 runs were scored, 220 hits were made, four innings were hitless, the batting average was.220, and the ratio of strikeouts to walks was 113.59.

The captain of Maharashtra missed five of his team’s ten games because he hurt his wrist during the league round. Still, he did the best he could with what he had.

In the last round, he started with a hundred and ended with three hundred-point scores in a row. At the start of the Ahmedabad leg, he scored 220 not out against Uttar Pradesh. Off left-arm spinner Shiva Singh, he hit a record seven sixes in one over. In the semi-finals, he scored 168 not out against Assam. He was on track to become the first batter in List A to get three consecutive scores of 150 or more. If he hadn’t been run out for 108 in the final against Saurashtra, his team would have won the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

  • Chirag Jani, Saurashtra –

10 games, 123 runs, 52 home runs, 0 for the 50s, 0 for 100s, a batting average of 30.75, and 92.48 percent strikeouts.

Ten wickets, an average of 34.30, a run rate of 4.34, and a best of 43.

Chirag Jani is not as well-known as Jaydev Unadkat, who was the captain of the Saurashtra team and had another great campaign. But he hasn’t won nearly as many awards as his older brother Sheldon Jackson did back in Bhavnagar. Plus, he is only 33 years old, which is a plus.

During the league phase, Jani did not make a difference. But when it mattered most, he showed why he is Saurashtra’s best player overall.

In the quarterfinals, his 50 (30 runs) and 3 wickets helped Saurashtra beat Tamil Nadu. In the semi-final, the medium pacer gave Karnataka only 19 runs in 10 overs. But in the championship game, he scored three goals in the last few minutes and made a key play with Jackson that helped his team win.

Does anyone need a proven medium-pace bowler and big hitter for the IPL auction on December 23? Don’t look too far into the future!

  • Vidwath Kaverappa, Karnataka  –

In eight games, he took 17 wickets, had an average of 13.17, a strike rate of 3.53, and a best of 4 for 40.

This young pacer from Karnataka, who is tall and thin, is getting a lot of attention on the Indian domestic circuit. After a lackluster debut in the Ranji Trophy earlier this year, Vidwath has stood out in the limited-overs games this season.

The right-handed pacer has shown he can throw fast enough to compete with the best batters in the U.S. When you add in his late-game swing, he is a tough opponent.

The 23-year-old could make a lot of money at the IPL auction. No matter how the hammer game turns out, Karnataka will be happy that the next fast person in its long history has finally arrived.

  • N. Jagadeesan, Tamil Nadu –

Overall, there were 8 games, 830 runs, 277 hits, 5 home runs, no doubles, and no triples. The batting average was 138.33 and the slugging percentage was 125.37.

How can a player who has been let go by an IPL team show the franchise that he still has something to offer? Just ask N. Jagadeesan, the wicketkeeper, and opener for Tamil Nadu who broke many records. His 277 is the best score by a single player in the history of List A cricket, even though it was against an amateur team. His five centuries in a row showed that he was better than the other players.

Even though he lost to Saurashtra early in the quarterfinals, Jagadeesan showed he could play with the best. Given that there are so many wicketkeeper-batters up for grabs, can his run feast turn into a bidding war? Keep your eyes open.

  • Riyan Parag, Assam

Nine games, 552 runs, 174 hits, three 100s and one 50, a batting average of 69, a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 123.21, and three 100s and one 50.

Ten wickets, an average of 36.80, a strike rate of 5.57, and a best of 2/6.

Riyan Parag would be a strong candidate for the award for “most unfairly trolled millennial on social media.” In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Riyan came into his own and showed his IPL team and the State team why they think so highly of him.

Riyan’s performances always stood out during Assam’s campaign. His skill with the bat was clear, especially in the quarterfinal when his 174 runs helped Jammu & Kashmir beat Jammu & Kashmir by 351 runs and win the game. His skill with the ball was also impressive. He could hit off-breaks, leg-spin, and carrom balls.

  • Vivrant Sharma, Jammu & Kashmir –

Eight games, 395 runs, 154 home runs, 0 for 2 in 100s and 0 for 2 in the 50s, for a 56.43 batting average and a 94.72 K/9.

Five wickets, 44.20 runs on average, 6.25 runs per over, and 4.22 as the best.

Shubham Khajuria scored the most runs, Aaqib Nabi bowled with his right arm, and Yudhvir Singh helped Jammu & Kashmir make it to the playoffs for the first time (who bowled with his left arm).

Even though they were the best players on J&K’s team, there was one other player who stood out. Left-handed opener Vivrant Sharma made his name in the league in Mumbai. He showed his power hitting against both fast and slow bowlers, including the scary Kuldeep Sen. The teens showed their maturity and composure by staying calm under pressure and using a strategy of rotating strikes.

He is a great asset because he can also bowl with good leg-spin action. Don’t be surprised if you hear his name in the near future.

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