Indian U-19 captain Priyam Garg was one of the domestic stars to watch out for in IPL 2020, mainly due to the way he led the side in the World Cup this year. Priyam Garg had the chance to rub shoulders with stalwarts like David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, and Jonny Bairstow. Despite enjoying a below-par season with the bat, Kane Williamson has billed him an exciting prospect for the future.
Priyam Garg could not stamp his authority in IPL 2020, being part of SunRisers Hyderabad and playing 14 matches. While the right-handed batsman put on some brilliant fielding displays, he could not perform magic with the bat. The 19-year old managed only one half-century, accumulating 133 runs at 14.78 with a strike rate of 119.82. The unbeaten 51 arrived against Chennai Super Kings, which was a real step forward as he rescued the SunRisers from a precarious position to script a victory.
SunRisers Hyderabad’s campaign in IPL 2020 ended on Sunday when they lost to Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier in Abu Dhabi. The chase of 190 in 20 overs proved a bridge too far for the Orange Army despite some fireworks from Kane Williamson and Abdul Samad. Garg, who opened the innings with David Warner, began promisingly; however, later became Marcus Stoinis’ one of three victims.
I feel Priyam Garg has a huge amount of talent: Kane Williamson
When asked New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson about the Indian youngster who has a bright future moving forward, he endorsed Priyam Garg, boasting of massive talent. Williamson revealed of observing him in the nets, recalling that the Meerut-born cricketer hits the ball quite well. The 29-ball billed him as an exciting future player.
“I don’t know the exact thoughts but what I feel is that Priyam has a huge amount of talent and throughout this season, he had a lot of repeated opportunity. Every time you watch him play in the nets, you can see how well he hits the ball. He hit some beautiful shots and he is an exciting player for the future, for sure,” Williamson told in the post-match press conference.