Last time Harshal took 19 wickets
The 30-year-old Harshal Patel played an important role in getting Haryana a semi-final ticket due to his all-round performance. Harshal took a total of 19 wickets in 12 matches. Apart from bowling, he also showed great hands in batting. The Haryana all-rounder had scored 374 runs in 12 matches which included 2 half-centuries.
… when CSK was awarded IPL contract by Saikishore
Last time, the left arm spin bowler R Sai Kishore was instrumental in taking Tamil Nadu to the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, who took a total of 24 wickets in 12 matches. The 24-year-old spinner became the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. After this Saikishore was awarded IPL contract by Chennai Super Kings.
Mumbai will have hopes from Suryakumar
All-rounder Suryakumar Yadav, who played for Mumbai in domestic cricket, scored 392 runs in this T20 domestic tournament last time. The 30-year-old Yadav scored 4 fifties in 11 matches. During this, Suryakumar Yadav’s best score was 94 not out. IPL 2020 was the best for Suryakumar. The right-handed batsman scored 480 runs in 16 matches playing for Mumbai Indians.
3 consecutive half-century roots in IPL 2020
The 23-year-old Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad finished second in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last season. He scored a total of 419 runs in 11 matches at an average of 41.90. During this time, he had 3 half-centuries with his bat.
Ruturaj played in the Indian Premier League 2020 last year with the Chennai Super Kings’ O, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Chennai did not have a good start in the IPL but this young opener looted 3 consecutive half-centuries.
Devdutt Padikkal was the top scorer
Devdutt Padikkal, the young opener who played domestic cricket for Karnataka, played a key role in getting the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy to Karnataka last year (2019-20). 21-year-old Devdutt Padikkal played 12 matches in this T20 tournament last year. During this time, he scored 580 runs at an average of 64.44 which included 1 century and 5 half-centuries.
He got the reward for this brilliant performance of Padiqkal in IPL 2020. Playing for RCB, captained by Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal scored 473 runs in the last season of IPL. The left-handed opener was also the top scorer for RCB.