Indian domestic cricket turns another chapter in the year 2018 with Vijay Hazare trophy taking the centre stage where 28 states will battle it out in a grilling tournament spanning from 5th February to 26th February. Today we turn our attention to the bowlers and focus on the 5 bowlers to watch out for in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.
Pradeep Sangwan (Delhi)
After making a headway in the 2016-17 season, Pradeep Sangwan faded away with some low-key performances. However, with another season of Indian Premier League on the horizon, Pradeep has managed to seal an IPL contract with Mumbai Indians and Vijay Hazare Trophy will be the perfect platform to regain his form and momentum. Pradeep Sangwan to
Washington Sundar (Tamil Nadu)
I am still to gather my head around the fact that Washington Sundar is actually just 18-years of age. The Tamil Nadu boy was a sensation across all domestic competitions in the year 2017 which saw him make his senior debut for India last year. The all-rounder will be put under the scanners at Vijay Hazare Trophy and especially his bowling against some of the best hitters that Indian domestic cricket has to offer.
Jaydev Unadkat (Saurashtra)
The money-man Jaydev Unadkat will play his first competitive T20 tournament since signing his mega INR 11.5 crore contract with the Rajasthan Royals. Many have questioned Rajasthan’s decision to spend that much on the left-arm pacer who relies on his variations instead of pace to get him wickets. Vijay Hazare trophy will be the perfect opportunity for Unadkat to silence his doubters and prove his worth as a fine T20 bowler.
Anukul Roy (Jharkhand)
After going through seasoned pros, let’s take a look at the young guns who have done wonderfully well for India at the recently concluded U19 World Cup. Bengal’s Anukul Roy finished the tournament as the joint-most wicket-taker with 14 wkts at the U19 World Cup and given his availability for Vijay Hazare Trophy, Anukul Roy will be a certain bowler to keep an eye on. Remember, Mumbai Indians signed him for his base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
Ishan Porel (Bengal)
Another bowler who excelled at the U19 World Cup was Bengal’s Ishan Porel and he will certainly be the one bowler to keep an eye on at the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. Porel took 2 early wickets in the final against Australia and set them back to lead his team to the World Cup final win.
Ishan is often compared to Ishant Sharma given his tall built and ability to hit the length with accuracy. The fast bowler went unsold at the IPL Auction 2018 but with a strong display in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018, we may see him play some part at the IPL 2018.