September was certainly a season dominated by spinners, there were numerous left-arm spinners who took 5wkts hauls. There were pacers too who impressed one and all. In fact the whole season of Kanga League 2017 was also dominated by bowlers as the average team score on any grounds was not more than 150-160 in the Kanga League.
The Cricketgraph’s panel of experts and journalists unbiasedly went through numerous performances to shortlist on the final top 5 bowling spells which were nothing short of breath taking!
The Top 5 Perfomances for the month of September 2017 are-
5. Farhad Daruwala (Right-arm fast bowler)- 6/10, Team- Parsee Cyclists, Kanga League
It was Farhad Daruwala’s attack in the 2nd innings which helped them to change the game between Parsee Cyclists and Shree Lad Club. In the 1st innings Shree Lad Club were all out for just 41, Parsee Cyclists in reply declared their innings at 124/5 while Farhad completely ran through the entire batting line up of the opposition in the 2nd innings with his 6/10 which eventually reduced them to just 27runs all out. It was his bowling figures with Ajit which helped them to win the match comfortably.
4. Ajit Rodrigues (Right arm medium pacer)- 7/20, Team- Parsee Cyclists, Kanga League
This was the same match where Farhad rattled the batting line up of Shree Lad Club in the 2nd innings. The man who destroyed the Shree Lad Batting line up in the 1st innings was this right arm medium pacer Ajit Rodrigues who came up with exceptional bowling figures of 7/20 in 9.3 overs which did the maximum damage. Ajit kept on hitting the deck hard and bowled in the right areas which resulted in a match winning spell for his team. Also, Ajit has been in excellent form with the ball for his team as he again scalped a 7wkt haul in his next match of the Kanga League.
3. Deven Dhruva (Left-arm Spinner)- 7/19, Achievers SC vs Young Muslim, Kanga League
Deven dhruv’s bowling proved that left-arm spinners are just a treat to watch as much as they are a rarity in the cricketing world. It was a match between Achievers SC and Young Muslim where Deven came up with envious bowling figures of 7/19 in the 1st innings followed by another 2wkts in the 2nd innings which helped his team win the match on 1st innings. Deven’s bowling figures of 9/28 was certainly commendable to say the least!
2. Rohit Talreja (Fast Bowler)- 8/14,
It’s not necassarily true that only A & B Division have the finest players playing in the Kanga, we have observed that even G, E and F Divisions have class apart players who usually go unnoticed by the masses. One such example was this talented lot of bowlers from Achievers SC- Rohit Talreja
Fast bowler Rohit Talreja came up with one of the best bowling figures of this year’s Kanga as he scalped 8/14 vs Youngstars Marine Drive which eventually led to the team getting all out for just 24runs. It was because of his fiery bowling spell that Superstar SC won the match comfortably on 1st innings lead.
1.Rajesh Pawar (Left-arm Spinner)- 6/0, Parkophene Cricketers vs Mumbai Police Gymkhana
Rajesh Pawar has been one of those talents who has got an extensive experience in the field of cricket, he has been there, done that bowler who has been playing cricket in numerous formats since the 90’s. The wily left-arm spinner once again showcased his worth with the ball as he stunned the cricketing world with record bowling figures of 0/6 in 6overs with 6maidens. It was his tremendous perfomance with the ball which helped his team win the match comfortably on 1st innings.