N Jagadeesan of Tamil Nadu has scored 5 centuries in Vijay Hazare this season
He will play in the quarter-finals against Saurashtra on Monday.
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team is upset because of the flop of wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant on foreign soil. A young wicket-keeper batsman has been scoring century after century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the BCCI’s one-day tournament in India. Tamil Nadu opener N Jagadishan, who has played for Chennai Super Kings, has scored a century in 5 out of the last seven matches. Due to his amazing innings, the team proudly made it to the quarter-finals. When the team will take on Saurashtra on Monday, all eyes will be on this batsman.
The Tamil Nadu team topped Group C and made it directly to the quarter-finals. The team won 5 out of 7 matches played while 2 matches were rained off. The team registered victories against Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh. The match between Bihar and Kerala could not be completed due to rain. In the 5 matches in which the team won, Jagdishan scored consecutive centuries.
Explosive form of Jagdishan
In this tournament, Jagdishan has performed very well so far. The match against Bihar was abandoned due to rain. After this, in 5 consecutive matches, century innings were seen with the bat of Jagdishan. He scored 114 not out against Andhra Pradesh, 107 against Chhattisgarh, 168 against Goa, 128 against Haryana and 277 against Arunachal Pradesh. This was the biggest innings of any batsman in List A cricket. Jagdishan has scored a total of 822 runs in 7 matches at an average of 164.40.
Record made in Vijay Hazare
Jagadishan left behind many batsmen including Virat Kohli by scoring 5 consecutive centuries during the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Jagdishan became the first batsman to score 5 consecutive centuries in List A cricket. The youngster broke the records of former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and South Africa’s Albirro Pietersen for scoring four consecutive centuries in List A. At the same time, Vijay Hazare left behind Virat Kohli, Prithvi Shaw, Rituraj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal by playing 5 centuries in one season.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 27, 2022, 20:21 IST