With the performance so far, some players are increasingly seen leaving their mark on Indian cricket. Most of them are 22 years old or below, that is, their cricket has just started, and they have a long way to go. Mumbai Indians may have lost all their five matches, but Tilak Verma of this team has grabbed everyone’s attention with his performance.
SIn this podcast with the cricket activities of the week, I am Sanjay Banerjee – Suno Dil Se –
The playoffs are no longer easy for the two biggest teams in the IPL. While Mumbai has faced defeat in five consecutive matches, Chennai has opened the account of victory after four consecutive losses. There is no team left in the Indian Premier League, which has entered the third week, which has not suffered a defeat. In such a situation, the picture of the teams reaching the playoffs is still blurry. Apart from Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, all other teams have played five matches each, and Gujarat Giants are on top with eight points. Captain Hardik Pandya’s stormy innings of 87 runs off 52 balls played a big role in dethroning the Royals last night and leaving the Royals behind, he himself went to the top. After that 5 teams have 6-6 points, but due to the difference in run rate, they remain in second to sixth place. It is interesting that the defending champion Chennai Super Kings, who have won the title for the ninth and most five times in this league of ten teams, are at the last position.
Today there is a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kolkata’s team is moving around the top by winning three out of five matches. KKR could not complete their hat-trick of victory due to defeat in the previous match. Whereas Hyderabad have won two consecutive matches after losing the first two matches, giving them a great chance to score a hat-trick of wins today.
With the performance so far, some players are increasingly seen leaving their mark on Indian cricket. Most of them are 22 years old or below, that is, their cricket has just started, and they have a long way to go. Mumbai Indians may have lost all their five matches, but Tilak Verma of this team has grabbed everyone’s attention with his performance. The 19-year-old Tilak had also scored 36 runs against Punjab, but before that he had scored 61 off 33 balls against Rajasthan and 38 off 27 balls against Kolkata.
Similarly, 22-year-old Aayush Badoni of Lucknow Supergiants had already indicated himself to be a future star by scoring 54 off 41 balls in the very first match. Badoni’s name is also in the news because his process of scoring more runs in fewer balls is increasing continuously. Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Anuj Rawat has not scored many runs, but he has tried to do well in the opening with captain Faf du Plessis. Against Mumbai Indians, Anuj played an innings of 66 runs in 47 balls, which included six sixes.
Abhishek Sharma’s big name is emerging in the midst of all this. 21-year-old Abhishek has shown his attacking ability by playing innings of 75 and 42 runs in the last two matches. If seen, the task of stopping Gujarat’s Vijay Rath was done by Abhishek Sharma, who scored 42 runs in 32 balls with the help of four sixes. Even before that he had scored 75 runs against Chennai.
On the other hand, the bat of some legendary players has also started speaking. With Delhi Capitals’ Prithvi Shaw hitting half-centuries in the last two consecutive matches, David Warner is playing for Delhi after almost a decade. After a flop in the first match, Warner also finally played an innings of 61 runs in the next match.
This time Suryakumar Yadav is facing the most disappointment. Whose bat is running, but their team is not winning. Suryakumar, who did not play in the first two matches due to unfit, played innings of 52, 68 and 43 in the subsequent three matches.
Some of the big names who are still waiting to score runs include Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul and Rituraj Gaikwad. In the last season, Rituraj batted wonderfully, but this time Chennai Super Kings has to bear the brunt of his dry batting. How his poor form is going can be known from his scores 0, 1, 1, 16 and 17.
In the last match for Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Mayank Agarwal made their mark and contributed tremendously in the victory over Mumbai.
Not only the batsmen, till now some few bowlers have also impressed. So far eight bowlers have taken four or more wickets in an innings, including Umesh Yadav, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, besides Wanindu Hasaranga, Lockie Ferguson, Mahish Thekkshana and Odeon Smith.
Ravindrachan Ashwin made headlines last time in the IPL with his Mankading run out attempt, so this time he caught everyone’s attention by ‘retiring out’ himself against Lucknow Supergiants. This is the first time to be retired out in the IPL, but getting out like this can also become a part of the strategy.
The defending champions Chennai Super Kings finally got a taste of victory in their fifth match. Robin Uthappa’s 88 and Shivam Dubey’s unbeaten 95, apart from Thikkhana’s four-wicket haul for 33 runs, played an important role in the win against Bengaluru.
On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara finally made his debut for Sussex in the County Championship. He has been placed in the last eleven in the match against Derbyshire which started yesterday. Hopefully Pujara can be seen batting today. In the first match, Pujara could not play due to delay in visa.
The ICC has rejected Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Rameez Raja’s proposed plan for a four-nation competition between India, Australia, England and Pakistan. Although a similar plan is also being attempted by the England Cricket Board, which has the support of some countries, but it also seems unlikely.
The current ICC President Greg Buckley will remain in his post till October. Due to this, the speculation of someone else coming to this post has stopped for the time being. Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has been included in the ICC Cricket Committee.
And finally domestic cricket. Today is the fourth day of the four quarter-final matches of the CK Nayudu Trophy Under-25 tournament. In these matches, Gujarat is against Rajasthan, Punjab is against Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh is against Vidarbha and Maharashtra is against Karnataka. Apart from this, the fourth and last round of Plate Group is ending today. This time there is no provision for anyone from the plate group to enter the knockout. Instead, the top team will enter the elite group in the next season.
In the three rounds played earlier, Sheikh Rashid was on top with 560 and Priyansh with 479 runs. While Yogesh Sharma was ahead in the bowling with 27 and Manishi 25 wickets.
Apart from this, the four quarter-final matches of the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy will start in Kolkata from April 18. You will remember that this tournament was postponed two months ago after some cases of corona were found during the end of the group stage.
So this was it, the podcast based on the cricket activities of the week- Suno Dil Se. Allow Sanjay Banerjee till next week – Namaste