This left-handed batsman took part in the Under-19 World Cup two years ago and was an important member of the Indian team, but it took time to get a chance in the IPL.
Tilak Verma was part of the Indian team in the 2020 U-19 World Cup.
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The history of the Indian Premier League is a witness that from here many stars of the Indian Under-19 cricket team have made a big name. Names like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan come immediately on everyone’s tongue. However, not everyone gets the opportunity immediately and there have been some players who have had to make time to enter the IPL, while their fellow players have already made a name for themselves. One such player played IPL 2022 on Sunday 27 March. (IPL 2022) Debut in. Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians (DC vs MI) 19-year-old Tilak Verma in a collision with (Tilak Varma Debut) Got a chance to land for the first IPL match.
Hyderabad’s left-handed batsman Tilak Verma was bought by Mumbai Indians in the mega auction held in February and since then there was a possibility that he might get to play an important role in this season. Mumbai Indians expressed great confidence in their very first match of the season by including this young batsman in the playing XI. In such a situation, it is important to know who is this batsman, from whom Mumbai has so much hope.
Played in Under-19 World Cup
Tilak Verma is a left-handed batsman and plays regularly in domestic cricket for Hyderabad in tournaments such as the Ranji Trophy, the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Before making his name for Hyderabad, Tilak Verma made his mark through Under-19 cricket at the age of 17. This top-order batsman was a part of the Indian team in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup and was playing important responsibility for Team India along with emerging players like Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravi Bishnoi, Karthik Tyagi. Although the World Cup was not very good for him and could only score 86 runs in 3 innings. In such a situation, he could not get a place in the IPL, while players like Yashasvi, Priyam Garg, Bishnoi were bought hand-in-hand.
Batting at a strike rate of around 150
However, Tilak started showing his passion in domestic cricket after this. Especially in the last domestic season, a lot of runs came from his bat. In 2021-22 Mushtaq Ali, Tilak scored 215 runs at a strike rate of 149. At the same time, he also batted well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, which also included a century. He has scored 381 runs in 15 T20 matches at a strike rate of 143. In such a situation, when his name came up in the mega auction, Mumbai put all his efforts to buy him and bought him directly for Rs 1.70 crore from the base price of 20 lakhs.
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