5 top performers of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 who could earn a national call-up soon
Over the years, several big names have broken into the international arena because of their splendid performances in Ranji Trophy.
by Vinay Author
Published - Mar 16, 2020 11:23 am | Updated - Mar 16, 2020 11:23 am
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 culminated last week with Saurashtra emerging as the new winners of the competition. The Jaydev Unadkat-led side defeated Bengal on the virtue of their first innings lead. Big names like Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha took part in this year’s final as the most prestigious domestic competition of Indian cricket came to an end.
Over the years, several big names have broken into the international arena because of their splendid performances in Ranji Trophy. The current Indian stars namely Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Prithvi Shaw, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and many others owe their success to Ranji Trophy. This year, the fans witnessed the rise of several new stars and here is a list of the top 5 players who could earn a national call-up because of their good performance in Ranji Trophy 2019-20.
1. Srikar Bharat
Deemed by many as the premier Indian wicket-keeper batsman in the domestic arena, Srikar Bharat impressed a lot while playing for Andhra in 2019-20 Ranji Trophy. Even though his team could not reach the semifinal round, he performed his job to perfection. He ended Ranji Trophy 2019-20 as the most successful wicketkeeper.
Bharat executed 37 dismissals behind the stumps at an average of 2.85 dismissals/innings. He kicked off his Ranji Trophy campaign with an unbeaten century against Vidarbha and he continued his fine form throughout the tournament.
As Wriddhiman Saha is not the team’s first-choice keeper outside India and Rishabh Pant has failed to capitalize on the opportunities he received, Srikar Bharat could soon break into the national team.