Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21 just finished on last Sunday (31st January). Due to the upcoming IPL 2021 auction, the franchises keenly observed the recently concluded SMAT.
In the latest SMAT, Tamil Nadu won the trophy for the sixth time after beating Baroda in the final by 7 wickets. While it was the first domestic tournament in India since the stoppage of the domestic cricket due to COVID-19 pandemic, many Indian cricketers were excited to give their best in this shorter-format tournament.
Some talented cricketers showed their positive energies on the field during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21. Some of these cricketers can make storm during the upcoming IPL 2021 auction.
5 Stars From The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Who Can Wreck Havoc In IPL 2021 Auction
The 28-year-old Baroda cricketer Vishnu Solanki played a huge role for his domestic team to finish as the runners-up in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21. The right-handed batsman finished this tournament as the fifth most run-scorer by scoring 267 runs in 8 matches (average 53.40 and strike-rate 128.36). Solanki hit two half-centuries in this tournament.
Solanki became the media attraction after his heroic batting secured Baroda to advance for the semi-final. He not only scored 71 not out off 46 balls in that quarter-final match against Haryana, but he also smashed 6, 4 and 6 in the last three balls of that match when they required 15 runs in the last three balls. In this tournament, he also impressed with his proper helicopter shots. Even in the final match, he fought really well with the bat for his team by scoring 49 off 55 balls.
Teams’ with struggling top-order batting can put strong bids for Vishnu Solanki in the IPL 2021 auction. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) etc are some names who can put strong bid for Solanki in the IPL 2021 auction.