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5 consistent Domestic Performers who deserved National Call

The domestic season comes is full of opportunity for the Prodigies to make a strong statement for the selectors. Unfortunately these contenders some times go unnoticed in spite of performing consistently.

Last updated: 09.10.2019
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Talent needs Opportunity.

Domestic season comes is full of opportunity for the Prodigies to make a strong statement for the selectors.

Only 11 out of 1.3 billion gets a chance to represent the Indian team. 


Some gets selected by their exceptional and relentless performance while some goes unnoticed.

The domestic circuit is the beginning for the players to prove themselves and be the contenders for the Indian team.

Unfortunately these contenders some times go unnoticed in spite of performing consistently.

We take a look at 5 Indian cricketers who have proved their worth in country’s three most prestigious cricket tournaments Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and deserved a national call-up.


1) Priyank Panchal

The 29-year-old opener from Gujarat is considered as one of the best longest format batsmen but missed his national call-in in spite of consistent performance in throughout the season. He made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy against Saurashtra.

In 2016, things started to turn his way as he smashed a triple century and the same month he became the first player to score 1000 runs for Gujarat in a single season. He finished the season on a high note scoring 1310 runs in 10 matches.

2017-2018 season proved to be a decent season for him as he was the leading run-scorer for Gujarat with 542 runs in seven matches. But in 2018-19 he went on to set the stage on fire and scored 898 runs in 9 matches.

Later he also proved his mettle in the 50-overs tournament for Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was leading run-scorer for Gujarat where he accumulated 367 runs in 8 innings.

In total Panchal has played 88 first-class games where he has scored 6301 runs with an average of 47.37 and smashed 23 centuries.

And because of his superb season and consistent performances, he was named as the captain of the India Red team for 2019-20 Duleep trophy.


2) Shahbaz Nadeem

The 26-year-old left-arm bowler has been exceptionally well for Jharkhand. In spite of his brilliant performance he was ignored by the selectors initially but he was named in India's T20 squad for West Indies later, unfortunately, didn't get a chance to play. 

Afterwards, he was dropped from the Indian squad as Indian selectors and Indian captain only seemed to be convinced with big-name, not the performance.

Nadeem was highest wicket-taker in 2015-16 and 2016-17 Ranji Trophy where he scalped 51 and 56 wickets. In 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he took 8 wickets for 10 runs and set a new List A record. And later was leading wicket-taker with 24 wickets in 9 matches.

He was picked by Delhi Daredevils in 2018. However, wasn't provided with many opportunities and was traded to SRH for 2019 IPL.


3) Akhil Herwadkar

The left-hand opening batsman plays for Mumbai alongside Shreyas Iyer.

The 24-year batsman provides sensibility and experience in the top order for Mumbai. He ended the 2015-16 Ranji season as the second-highest run-scorer where he scored 879 runs in 11 matches at an impressive average of 48.83. He also proved his worth in Vijay Hazare Trophy and smashed 300 runs in 6 matches with an average of 50.0. In total, he has played 33 first-class matches and scored 1110 runs with an average of 29.21.

He was bought by Delhi Daredevils in 2016.


4) Nathu Singh

Nathu Singh is among the best bowlers in the country and is still being ignored by the selectors. With his raw pace and firey bouncers, he proves to be a dangerous bowler. Although he has not played many first-class matches when he played he ensured that he makes a strong statement for the selectors.

He has played 20 First-class matches in which he had taken 52 wickets.

Nathu had an exceptional Ranji Trophy debut against Delhi as he took 7 wickets for 87 runs in second innings. 

Later he caught the eye of many and was selected for boards 11 against South Africa. With his exceptional pace, he troubled AB Devillers. In 2018 he was bought by Delhi Capitals.


5) Aditya Sarwate

11 wickets in the final Vs Saurashtra and getting the wicket of the big guy Cheteshwar Pujara twice which guided Saurashtra to its second consecutive title.

Sarwate has been exceptionally well throughout the season and he was the leading wicket-taker in 2018-19 season with 38 wickets in 8 matches.

The 29-year-old has been the spin spearhead for the Vidarbha side. He had played 33 matches and took 152 wickets with an average of 20.2.

For his exceptional performance, he was named in India Red team's squad for 2019-20 Duleep trophy.

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