Updated: November 4, 2019 7:57:07 pm
The inter-zonal Deodhar Trophy offered selectors a good chance to spot the best cricket talent of the Indian domestic circuit.
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 4, 2019
A total of five teams battled it out in the tournament, where Parthiv Patel-led India ‘B’ defeated India ‘C’ by 51 runs to win the finals at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Monday.
The Indian Express looks at the players who made the most of this tournament:
Baba Aparajith: The Tamil Nadu batting all-rounder continued his good form in the Vijay Hazare and finished as the top run-getter in Deodhar Trophy the batting list with 167 runs in 3 innings at an average of 55.66, with one century. The 25-year-old was in stupendous form against India A where he scored a fine 101.
Mayank Agarwal: The India C opener was the second highest scorer of the tournament with 148 runs at an average of 74.00. His strike rate was also above 100. Along with Shubhman Gill he forged the highest parntership of the tournament of 226 runs for the first wicket against India A. In the same match he scored a fine knock of 120.
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 1, 2019
Shubman Gill: Despite ending on the losing side in the final, young Shubman Gill enjoyed a good outing in the tournament. The 20-year-old from Punjab, made his List A best of 143. Opening the innings for his side, Gill once again showed why there is a lot of promise in him, especially when he is playing in the top-order.
Jalaj Saxena: 10 wickets in 3 innings at an average of 10.80. Jalaj Saxena also recorded personal best figures of 7 for 41, all of it adding up to India C crushing India A by 232 runs to qualify for the Deodhar Trophy final in Ranchi. Saxena, in a brilliant spell exhibited tremendous control and guile even as India A seemed to be in implosion mode.
Best bowling figures in the history in Deodhar Trophy. Thank you everyone for all the love and support. Forever grateful 🙏 pic.twitter.com/fMG3i4nOM8
— Jalaj Saxena (@jalajsaxena33) November 1, 2019
Ishan Porel: Seamer Ishan Porel returend with 9 wickets in 3 innings at an average of 9.77. He was the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Ishan Porel also took a five-wicket haul in the finals.
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