Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22: Best Playing XI of the tournament

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22: Best Playing XI of the tournament

Now that the high-octane tournament has winded up, let’s have a look at the best playing XI of the competition.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo Source: BCCI/ Twitter)

Shahrukh Khan smashed a stunning six in what was a thriller final to help Tamil Nadu to defend their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title. It was nothing but an agony for Karnataka who put up a strong fight to defend the runs on board. Tamil Nadu thus secured victory by four wickets and was crowned as the champions of the season.

The eventful tournament produced some exceptional performances. The players did not leave any stone unturned to grab the opportunity to display their sheer flair. Now that the high-octane tournament has winded up, let’s have a look at the best playing XI of the competition.

 Best Playing XI of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021-22:

1. Tanmay Agarwal

Tanmay Agarwal
Tanmay Agarwal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Hyderabad had an impressive outing in the tournament. The team won all five matches and topped the Elite Group E. However one name that had a bigger role to play in the team’s success is that of opening batter Tanmay Agarwal.

The batter is renowned for his attacking game and that is what he exuded in the tournament. He finished as the top run-getter for the side as he chipped in a total of 334 runs from seven matches. He scored these runs with an impressive average of 55.66 and a strike rate of 148.44.

2. Ashwin Hebbar

Though Andhra Pradesh couldn’t make a larger impact on the tournament Ashwin Hebbar made sure he makes a name for himself. He was amongst the runs throughout the tournament and helped the side to fetch in some crucial runs in the marquee competition. He has been one of the pivotal cogs of the team’s wheel for a while now.

The right-handed batter smashed 279 runs at an excellent average of 93.00. He showed his mettle by hitting an unbeaten century against Haryana. He took on Haryana’s bowling attack and hit 12 fours and four sixes to register the first century of the season in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.