IPL 2019: Kashmir’s 17-year-old Rasikh Salam Dar likely to be picked by Mumbai Indians
Rasikh is quite a skiddy customer and has impressed everyone at the Mumbai camp.
Updated - Dec 18, 2018 11:41 am
After Parvez Rasool, not many cricketers from Jammu & Kashmir managed to grab as much limelight. However, things are expected to change when the players will go under the hammer for the 12th edition of the IPL. A young prodigy from the northernmost state in the country, who is just 17-years-old is expected to grab all the spotlight. As per the reports, it is believed that Rasikh Salam Dar could find a bid from the Mumbai Indians.
Salam is from Kulgam district in the valleys of Kashmir. The pacer, after the conclusion of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, was called for trails in the Mumbai Indians camp. Post these trails, his name was also included in the 351-member list who will go under the hammer.
Rapid strides in domestic cricket
Even though he is just in his teen years and there is a long way to go, this cricketer is immensely talented. If the reports of Sportskeeda are to be believed, Rasikh Salam Dar could well fetch a healthy IPL contract. His performance at the trails gives him an edge over the other players who attended the same. Moreover, with Mumbai releasing as many as six bowlers, they would be looking at Salam as a good option.
The talent scouting team of Mumbai Indians is quite pro-active. Hence, there must be something in him that would have impressed the management. Also, Rasikh has passed both the rounds of the trails and left a strong impression on all those who watched him bowl.
“Rasikh had bowled exceptionally well in the trials. There are high possibilities of Mumbai Indians buying him at the auction,” a top source in JKCA told Sportskeeda exclusively.
“You’re given a match like situation in these type of trials. And if you pass one, you enter the next round. Thankfully, he (Rasikh) had earned selectors’ praise in both the rounds,” the source added.