All-rounders are always an asset to a side & they can change the game single-handedly when they are on song. Have’nt we seen Maxwell, Kallis, Afridi or Pollard? Similarly there have been many talented all-rounders who have been responsible to change games single-handedly but many of them go unnoticed. Hence we came up with this initiative to celebrate their performances & rank the top 5 every month.
It was a task shortlisting but we finally nailed it & here are the top 5 all-round performances for the month of March 2017 in the Mumbai local Tournaments.
5. Rakesh Yadav (LHB)- 33 & 3/20 vs Nirlon
The semis of the RCF Corporate T20 Tournament witnessed a good all-round perfomance by Rakesh Yadav as he scored a 18ball 33 while opening the innings & also took 3/20 while defending his team total of 154/7. Eventually his team Shinrai Toyota won the match & yadav was declared ‘man of the match’.
4. Akash Bharadwaj (RHB)- 38* & 3/17 vs SMCA
Akash had already been one of the best all-rounders in the Govardhandas Shield Tournament & one of the example of his perfomances was against the team SMCA (Shantiben Memorial Charitable Trust) where he scored 38* off 27balls & took 3 wkts with his right arm off spin while defending their total of 156 in 20 overs eventually helping his team Kandivali Cricket Association win the match.
3. Rupesh Kondalkar (RHB)- 66 & 3/12 vs Navi Mumbai Police
Right-handed Rupesh Kondalkar scored a solid 66 off 74 balls helping his team reach a respectable target of 200 & than chipped in with 3/12 while defending the target eventually defeating Navi Mumbai Police & helping Lilavati Hospital qualify for the finals of the Thane Vaibhav Tournament.
2. Akash Patil (RHB)- 83 off 40 & 6/25 vs Star India XI
Akash Patil completely owned the match against Star India XI which was also the high pressure finals of the Masters Cup where he first scored 83 off 40balls & then took 6/25 in 4 overs with his medium pace which also included a hat-trick to help his team win the tournament.
1. Aditya Dhumal (LHB)- 80 off 42 & 7/8 vs Tata Capital.
Well we are damn sure this perfomance will be amongst the best all-round perfomances not only for the month of march but for this whole year as Aditya went completely berserk first with the bat scoring 80 off just 42balls & than bowling mesmerizing spell of 7/8 with his left-arm spin. It was this perfomance which helped Tata Power win the tournament finals against the powerful Tata Capital team.