The Vijay Hazare Trophy has been a critical tournament for the young cricketers to unleash their talent and stake their claim for the national team. The 2022 season of VHT has been the same while witnessing the rise of a few players in the List-A format.
So far, the quarter-finals of VHT 2022 have been concluded, with Karnataka, Saurashtra, Maharashtra and Assam entering the penultimate stage. During their path to the next stage, few records were broken by the teams/ players.
3 Records broken during Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 Quarter-finals
1. N Jagadeesan now has the most runs in a single season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy
The prolific top-order batter N Jagadeesan has been a consistent performer for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. He has helped the team to post a strong total or chase down any opposition scores on the board. Although the 26-year-old found himself released by CSK ahead of the mini-auction, he is in top form in the 2022 season.
Jagadeeshan, in the second game of the tournament, slammed 114* against Andhra. He followed it up with scores of 107, 168 and 128 against Chhattisgarh, Goa and Andhra respectively. He then mustered 277 against Arunachal Pradesh and became the highest individual scorer in List-A cricket.
Currently, he has slammed 830 runs in eight innings at an average of 138.33, with five centuries. Jagadeesan beat Prithvi Shaw, who scored 827 runs in the 2021 season. Furthermore, he became the first batter to hit five consecutive hundreds in List-A format.
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad hit the most sixes and runs in a single over in a List-A game
The elegant batter has been a terrific performer in the List-A format for Maharashtra. Ruturaj Gaikwad has been leading from the front with his sublime touch and confidence. He has come at a critical stage for the team and delivered to take the team onto the next stage.
In his first game of the season, the 25-year-old scored 124* off 123 against Railways, with eight fours and seven sixes. He then hit 40 and could not convert his start against Bengal.
However, Gaikwad amassed 220* off 159 against Uttar Pradesh, with 16 sixes and 10 fours. He broke the record by slamming seven sixes in an over and also joined Rohit Sharma, who hit 16 sixes against Australia in 2013.
3. Riyan Parag became the fastest Indian player to hit 150 in a List-A knockout game
The batting all-rounder Riyan Parag has not yet made it big in the Indian Premier League. However, he has gradually become the rising star of the Assam state team with his contributions this season. Along with the willow, Parag is bowling his full quota of overs as well.
The 21-year-old started the tournament with a terrific knock of 117 against Rajasthan. He then delivered knocks of 14 and 32 against Jharkhand and Meghalaya respectively. Parag then smashed 128 against Sikkim to confirm Assam’s qualification to the quarter-finals.
Although Parag returned with knocks of 17 and 0 against Karnataka and Delhi, he hit 55* against Vidarbha. His best List-A knock came against Jammu & Kashmir, wherein the talented batter smashed 174 off 116 balls, with 12 fours and as many sixes. During this process, he hit 150 off 98, while breaking Prithvi Shaw’s record of 100 balls.