The 21st edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy is in progress and we have already witnessed some enthralling moments from the tournament. Whether it is Assam trouncing a hefty Karnataka squad and displacing them straight to the preliminary quarter-finals, or Tamil Nadu flattering 500 runs in 50 overs, courtesy of Narayan Jagadeesan’s 277 (141).
The Vijay Hazare Trophy has been avowed to produce opportunities for youngsters around the country. Every year, a new face coruscates and flashes his skills to the cricketing fraternity. The players too relish every bit of cricket played here as this may be a direct ticket for them to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Vijay Hazare Trophy is essential in this extraordinary case, especially for the players who are on the periphery of the Indian Cricket Team. There are usually just a few players that compete in the event each season who have ties to former cricketers.
In light of that, the following three current Vijay Hazare Trophy players competing in the 2022 season were groomed by former Indian Cricketers.
3 Current Vijay Hazare Players Who Were Groomed by Former Indian Cricketers
1. Mayank Dagar
The left-arm-orthodox bowler is the nephew of former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag and currently plays for Himachal Pradesh in the domestic circuit. Born in Delhi, Dagar didn’t have to look far for inspiration. As the illustrious Virender Sehwag’s nephew, he was already fond of cricket.
Mayank Dagar, who previously represented India in the U19 World Cup, is a vital constituent of the Himachal Pradesh roster. His major function is as a spinner, however, he can also come in handy with the bat. Moreover, Mayank was also picked by Punjab Kings for IPL 2018.
In the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, the 26-year-old has claimed 7 scalps in as many matches. From an overall perspective, Mayank has grabbed 83 First-class wickets in 27 matches at an economy rate of 3.01.
2. Armaan Jaffer
Likewise, Armaan Jaffer is also the nephew of former Indian batter Wasim Jaffer. His uncle Wasim, is the leading run-scorer in Ranji Trophy. The right-handed Armaan, by all accounts, is carrying his legacy forward.
The 24-year-old Armaan plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. The majority of the time, Armaan bats at No. 3, although he occasionally also completes the task lower in the order. The youngster has bagged more than 500 First-class runs in 10 matches, including 2 centuries and one half-century.
3. Arjun Tendulkar
Son of Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar performed admirably in age-group cricket, but he was unable to contribute at the top level. After not receiving enough opportunities for Mumbai, the 23-year-old decided to transfer to Goa to play domestic cricket.
Arjun Tendulkar is now performing well in Vijay Hazare as well, following the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. While bowling for Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he got 10 wickets in 7 matches with an economy rate of 5.69.
The left-arm-medium pacer grabbed the headlines when he claimed a four-wicket-haul in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against a sturdy Hyderabad batting line-up. He ended his figures on 4/10 in four overs.
The 2022-23 Vijay Trophy Hazare Trophy plays an imminent role as the World Cup is being held in India next year. This is the last venture for youngsters to make a case for the biggest cricketing tournament. Narendra Modi Stadium will host the final this season which would take place on 2nd December, Friday.