Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Top 10 players who can become crorepati in IPL 2021 Auction: Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament has now reached the end of its knockout round. 38 teams participated in this T20 tournament, out of which 8 teams have reached the quarterfinals. Teams from Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Baroda, Bihar and Rajasthan qualified for the quarterfinals.
The knockout rounds will be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad from tomorrow. The semi-finals and finals will be played at Motera on 31 January.
With the up coming of the IPL Auction, we look at 10 such players of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, who can earn well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
1. Avi Barot
The Gujarat batsman impressed everyone with his superb batting in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy this season. In the tournament, he is second after Narayan Jagadeeshan in scoring the most runs. Barot’s strike rate is above 180. His highest score this season was 122 runs. He will be on the radar of many teams due to the superb batting.
2. Virat Singh
In the 13th season of IPL, this batsman was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, he did not get to play a single match. He was released by Hyderabad this season. He appeared in good form in Syed Mushtaq, scoring 250 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 150.60. During this, his highest score was not out 103 runs. He can also bowl leg spin.
3. Sheldon Jackson
The 34-year-old Saurashtra batsman made full use of his experience in the tournament. He scored 242 runs in 5 matches at an average of 80.66 for Puducherry. During this, his highest score was notout 106 runs. This season, he has so far scored a century and a half-century. Also hit 20 fours and 13 sixes. Jackson was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012. It was then bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. However, he did not play much matches and was released. This in-form batsman can prove to be a beneficial deal for any team in the 14th season.
4. Mohammad Azharuddeen
In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament, Kerala opener Mohammad Azharuddeen hit the second fastest century in tournament history in 37 balls. Azharuddeen has so far scored 214 runs in the tournament at an average of 53.50 and a strike rate of 194.54. He is number four in the tournament for most sixes.
5. Kedar Deodhar
The Baroda player has an average of 113 this season in the Syed Mushtaq Trophy. Deodhar may be in the eyes of many franchises. He has scored 226 runs in 5 matches in the tournament so far at a strike rate of 108.65. He hit 26 fours and 6 sixes. His highest score was 99 not out.
6. Puneet Bisht
Meghalaya captain and wicketkeeper batsman surprised everyone with his batting. He is the highest ranked batsman of the tournament this season. He has scored 204 runs in 5 matches at an average of 102 and a strike rate of 217.02. During this, he hit 15 fours and 18 sixes. His highest score was not out 146 runs.
7. Ashutosh Aman
The left-arm spin bowler from Bihar impressed everyone with his bowling. He is the highest wicket taker in the tournament so far. Due to his performance, Bihar’s team managed to make it to the quarterfinals. Ashutosh took the maximum 14 wickets from an economy of 4.55 in 5 matches.
8. Chetan Sakariya
This left-arm fast bowler from Saurashtra has taken 12 wickets in 5 matches so far this season of Syed Mushtaq. During this time, his economy has been 4.90. He is the fourth highest wicket taker in the tournament. Chetan can prove to be valuable for any IPL team.
9. Sanjay Yadav
This bowling all-rounder from Meghalaya was in the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last season of IPL. However, he was released by Hyderabad this season. He is a bowling all-rounder. With left arm orthodox spin, Sanjay can also bat with the left hand. He bowled 19 overs in 5 matches of this season of Syed Mushtaq and gave runs with an economy of 4.32.
10. Mayank Dagar
Mayank, 24, is a left-arm left arm orthodox spinner from Himachal Pradesh. He was named one of India’s emerging cricketers after the 2016 Under-19 World Cup. In Syed Mushtaq, he took 6 wickets in 5 matches so far in this season. His economy also stood at 4.56. He can prove to be a needy bowler for any team.