Here comes the most prolific rankings of the month as these players took everyone’s notice & gave an excellent perfomance both with the bat as well as with the ball for the month of May 2017.
6th Sharing- Omkar Maldikar– 25 & 5/18, Shriraz-E-Hind Trophy, T20
Played at Cross Maidan in Mumbai, it was the all important finals of the tournament where Omkar bagged his 7th ‘man of the match’ award. The medium pacer took 5/18 in his 4 overs while also chipped in with 25runs to help his team Omni Global win the match by 48 runs against Tech Mahindra.
6. Aryan Dalal– 40 & 2/18, U/14 Singhania Tournament, 40Overs
Held at the Raymonds Cricket Ground in Mumbai, delivering in a crucial semi-finals is always special & Aryan just did that helping his team win the match with his all-round perfomance. Batting first, Singhania school managed to score 185 where in Aryan scored a 72ball 40 while also helped his teamd defend the total taking 2/18 & restricting IES Mulund to 144/10 in 34 overs helping Singhania school win the match by 41runs.
5. Vicky Patil– 112 & 2/21, APL Star Champions Trophy, T20
The dashing all-rounder scored a breath-taking hundred(112) off just 63balls while at the same time he also took 2/21 with his off-breaks helping his team Orean Adeas win the match by 33 runs against SSC at the New Era Cricket Ground in Mumbai.
4. Ayush Jethwa– 116 & 3wkts, U/14 Total Cup, 2 Day Test
This kid is already making waves in the Mumbai cricketing circles & one such perfomance was against the Dilip Vengsarkar’s XI where the opposition scored 253/10 in 49 overs in 1st innings where in Ayush was the pick of the bowlers with 3wkts. In reply, Sachin Tendulkar’s XI scored a mammoth 323/9 decl. in 91 overs where Ayush Jethwa smashed a classy 116 off 145balls.
3. Tanush Kotian– 116 & 4wkts, U/19 Narain Tamhane Trophy, 2 Day Test
Played at Bharat CC Ground, talented Tanush scored a magnificent century smashing 110 off mere 159balls while also taking 4/16 to dismantle Dilip Vengsarkar’s XI to just 163 in the 1st innings. In reply Amhi Mulundkar were 290/7 declared thanks to Tanush Kotian’s blistering century which was certainly the highlight perfomance of the match. The match was a draw but Tanush almost took his team to a win single handedly.
2. Farhan Shaikh– 70 & 54* and 5/36, Kalpesh Koli Tournament, 2 Day Test
Played at Sainath sports ground at Virar in Mumbai, Bandra center clashed with Palghar Center for a crucial face off. Bandra won the toss & elected to bat first with an aim of making a big score. In the 1st innings, Bandra center managed to score 162/10 where in left handed Farhan Shaikh impressed one and all with a fluent 70. In reply Dahanu Center were all out for 136 where in Farhan took 5/36 with his left arm spin. In the 2nd innings Bandra again declared at 124/5 were Farhan was against the leading scorer with a 54* helping Bandra win the match on 1st innings.
1.Shiva Yadav– 67 & 5/7, Dreamz T20 Tournament, T20
Played at MB Union Ground, WTW won the toss & elected to bowl first with an aim of restricting L&T to a low total. Their decision to bowl first did appear to be spot on when L&T were 2 down for 0 runs while struggling on 20/3 at one point. But All-rounder Shiva who had opened the innings kept his calm while wickets fell from the other end until left-handed Sagar came & both the players stitched a match-winning partnership of around 120 runs which completely brought them back into the game. Right-handed Shiva Yadav scored 67 off just 52balls while Sagar scored a crackling 58 off mere 27balls helping their team reach 195/8 in 20 overs. Chasing 196 at almost 10runs per over, WTW succumbed to the pressure of chasing & were bundled out for just 93runs in 16 overs. All-rounder Shiva Yadav certainly raised his stakes as an all-rounder as he came up with some stunning bowling figures of 5/7 in 3 overs with his left-arm spin. L&T won the match comfortably by a big margin of 102runs & all-rounder Shiva Yadav was declared ‘man of the match’ for his brilliant perfomance & certainly tops the list too!