Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 knock-out stage kicks off on December 19 in Jaipur. Uttar Pradesh will take on Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka face Rajasthan and Vidarbha take on Tripura in the pre-quarterfinals. Check matches and telecast details.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was retained by CSK ahead of IPL 2022, already has three centuries in four Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 matches and is also the leading run-getter currently. Iyer is second on the table.
Venkatesh Iyer now has 348 runs from four innings at a strike-rate of 138.64 to be second behind Maharashtra 'run machine' Ruturaj Gaikwad in the most runs list of this season's Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has carried his IPL Orange Cap form into the Hazare Trophy with three back-to-back hundreds. But Shikhar Dhawan's struggles have been pronounced with scores of 0, 12, 14, 18.
With only 27 players getting retained by the eight existing teams, the pool for the IPL mega auction will be replete with global cricket superstars. But before that, the two new teams will pick their stars during a special player draft.
This two-match India vs New Zealand series will be a great opportunity for a young man like Shreyas Iyer to impress the national selectors and take his Test career forward.
Venkatesh Iyer bowled for the first time in India colours and returned with tidy figures of 3-0-12-1, while bowling in the crucial middle overs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand.
Suryakumar Yadav (62) and Rohit Sharma (48) hit sensational knocks as India chased down New Zealand's 164/6 with two balls to spare. India take 1-0 series lead.
Rohit Sharma will lead India as full-time T20 captain for the first time against New Zealand in Jaipur on Wednesday in the first of three-match series.
Venkatesh Iyer, who plays as an all-rounder for Madhya Pradesh and Kolkata Knight Riders, feels he has been selected in the Indian cricket team purely on the basis of his performances.
India will aim to press the reset button for the T20 World Cup 2022 under new captain Rohit Sharma and an illustrious head coach in Rahul Dravid.
Venkatesh Iyer, who plays as an all-rounder for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, has been impressive with his consistent form.
National selectors have included top IPL 2021 performers in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand at home.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will also act as a perfect platform for all the players before the mega Indian Premier League auctions next year.
IPL 2021 finalists, KKR were languishing at the seventh spot after the India leg was suspended in May this year due to COVID-19 outbreak.
Venkatesh Iyer, who is an all-rounder with Kolkata Knight Riders and plays domestic cricket for Madhya Pradesh, has been selected in the Indian T20 side for a three-match series against New Zealand starting November 17 at home.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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