5 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performers who might earn maiden IPL contract soon

5 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performers who might earn maiden IPL contract soon

IPL teams generally look at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performances in order to pick youngsters in their side.

Cheepurapalli Stephen
Cheepurapalli Stephen. (Photo Source: Twitter/ @_CricKaushik_)

The motto of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is “Where talent meets opportunity”. The most significant aspect of the Indian T20 league is its tendency to give youngsters a chance. This platform is ideal for newbies to showcase their skills to the whole world.  

Several budding stars are recruited by IPL teams and are given a chance. Their performances in domestic tournaments are closely watched, this is done to get a clearer idea of the potential the individuals possess.

What could be a better platform than the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy? Over the years, we have seen many talents emerge from this tournament.

Here are 5 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performers who might earn maiden IPL contract

1) Ashwin Hebbar

Ashwin Hebbar
Ashwin Hebbar. (Photo Source: Twitter/TOI Sports)

Ashwin Hebbar has been fantastic in this season of the SMAT so far. He is the third-highest run-getter of the season of now. The Andra Pradesh batter has scored 279 innings in five games so far.

His batting average in the SMAT 2021-2022 is a whopping 93. Speaking about his overall numbers, they too are more than decent. In the 41 T20Is he has played so far, the batter has scored 1117 runs so far.

His batting average and strike rate are 34.90 and 125.08. The fact that he can also bowl is an added advantage to his resume. Hebbar has picked 7 wickets in 11 T20s as of now.