The Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22, India’s domestic limited-overs cricket competition, ended on December 26, 2021. Himachal Pradesh, led by Rishi Dhawan, surprised Tamil Nadu to win the championship for the first time.
Tamil Nadu won the competition with a formidable score of 314 runs, thanks to great knocks by Dinesh Karthik, Indrajith, and Shahrukh Khan. Himachal Pradesh, on the other hand, resisted the pressure and played even better with the bat in the second innings. Shubham Arora, the top of the order batsman, set the tone with a 136-run knock. Later in the innings, Amit Kumar (74 off 79) and Rishi Dhawan (42 off 23) batted brilliantly to help the side win by 11 runs.
We’ve had some outstanding bat and ball performances in the tournament over the last 28 days. With the mega-auction coming up, the IPL franchisees must have been keeping a close eye on those performances. Let’s take a look at five of the tournament’s top performances who could walk away with a million-dollar deal at the auctions in this article.
In Indian cricket, Rishi Dhawan is a well-known name. The 31-year-old cricketer has represented India in three one-day internationals and 26 matches in the Indian Premier League. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Rishi Dhawan led the Himachal Pradesh team superbly.
He was the team’s leading run scorer and the tournament’s leading wicket-taker. He took 17 wickets at an average of 23.35 in eight matches. With the bat, he scored 458 runs at a 76.33 average. Dhawan was instrumental in Himachal Pradesh’s victory in the competition. In the tournament’s final match, he took three wickets and scored an unbeaten 42 from 23 balls.
After releasing Yuzvendra Chahal for the following edition of the tournament, Royal Challengers Bangalore surprised everyone. Over the years, Chahal has been a crucial cog for RCB in the Indian Premier League. In the tournament’s history, he has taken the most wickets for the franchise.
The Indian leg-spinner, on the other hand, will likely return to the auction pool and play for a new team. Yuzvendra Chahal is currently one of the top leg-spinners in the world, and many organizations would welcome him into their lineup.
Yuzvendra Chahal is set to spark a bidding war at auctions, and his achievements in the Vijay Hazare Trophy have only boosted his stock even more. He took 14 wickets in just five matches, with an economy rate of 4.35 and an average of 15.
Washington Sundar has also been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the next edition of the event. Sundar’s diverse abilities make him an excellent candidate for any T20 franchise. RCB may come to rue their decision after his performance in the just concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Washington Sundar was a ball-dream. handler’s In eight games, he took 16 wickets at an average of 23.35. Sundar was the third-highest wicket-taker in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021. He will undoubtedly ignite a bidding battle at auctions. If he gets a million-dollar contract, don’t be surprised. In the IPL, Washington Sundar has 27 wickets in 42 matches with an economy of under 7.
Despite making some significant contributions while batting further down the order for Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021, Shahrukh Khan was discharged by the franchise for the following season. Given that India lacks a large number of big-hitters capable of winning games, Punjab Kings’ decision to not keep Shahrukh Khan was a poor one.
After seeing Shahrukh Khan’s performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021, the franchise must have regretted their decision. He bowled superbly in the middle order, providing the team with the finishing touches for which he is known.
In the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final 2, Sharukh Khan hit an undefeated 79-run knock off 39 balls against Karnataka. In the first innings, his hit helped the squad record a whopping 354-run total. It was followed by 17 (11) and 42 (21) run cameos in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 semi-final and final, respectively. Shahrukh Khan scored 253 runs with a strike rate of over 180 in seven innings.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shivam Mavi bowled superbly in the second half of the IPL 2021. He was, however, a bit pricey in some games. In IPL 2021, he appeared in nine games and took 11 wickets with an economy rate of under 8 and an average of 21.18. Mavi was released by the franchise ahead of the mega-auctions despite her contributions. They may have had no other choice because they had to put Varun Chakravarthy and Venkatesh Iyer ahead of Mavi.
In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Indian seamer hit the perfect lengths and varied his pace beautifully. With 15 wickets in seven matches at 17.20, he finished the competition as the fourth-highest run-scorer. In the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, he is expected to sign a million-dollar contract.