Mihir Hirwani, son of Narendra Hirwani to attend trials for IPL franchise
The preponement of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has opened the gates for a lot of youngsters.
Published - Jan 2, 2018 8:37 pm | Updated - Jan 2, 2018 8:37 pm
Mihir Hirwani, Madhya Pradesh’s leg-spinner and the son of former Indian cricketer Narendra Hirwani is set to attend a trial for a franchise of the Indian Premier League(IPL). The leggie will attend trials for three-time title holders, the Mumbai Indians. The news was confirmed by the player himself according to Sportstar. The expectations from the young lad will be at a high due to his back name, Hirwani made leg spin famous after picking up sixteen wickets on his test debut before Shane Warne made the brand of wrist spin ‘fashionable’.
Narendra Hirwani was a leg-spinner and is known for his heroic debut at a young age of 19. He took 16 wickets in his first test against the West Indies at Madras. Mihir will be keen on replicating his father’s success. He will look to start his career with a bang in the Indian Premier League, the trials will determine the amount he will fetch in the IPL auction which is on 27 and 28 January in Bangalore.
Mihir for Madhya Pradesh
Mihir Hirwani has played a total of 13 first-class games for Madhya Pradesh in which he has scalped 45 wickets. He has also played one T20 game for Madhya Pradesh. He made his first-class debut in 2015/16 season. Following his debut, Narendra Hirwani resigned from the post of MPCA selector to avoid unnecessary allegations.
Hirwani has been a part of the IPL auctions before though he was not picked by any franchise. This is an opportunity for the young spinner to follow his father’s footsteps, he can get into the limelight right away with IPL. The preponement of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has opened the gates for a lot of youngsters.
Mihir will look to perform in the T20 tournament and establish himself in the shortest format. The tournament will provide youngsters with an opportunity to showcase their talent and grab a few eyeballs from the spectators as well as the franchises. Leg spinners have played a vital and dominant role in T20 cricket and this is a golden chance for the 23-year-old leg-spinner who has been recognized by a franchise.