Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: 5 highest scorers who will be on radar for IPL 2021 auction: A domestic T20 tournament before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auctions was a brilliant move by BCCI to help the franchises scout players for the upcoming season. Interestingly, the SMAT 2021 season has been full of surprises and has seen a rise of some new names. Interestingly, none of the big names like Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik are in the top 5 of highest scorers. Instead it is occupied by young legs.
Here are 5 players who will be on radar for IPL 2021
Prabsimran Singh (Punjab)
With 268 runs in just four matches, Prabhsimran Singh is the highest run-getter of this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It is good news for Kings XI Punjab with whom he is currently signed. He can be used in middle-order batsman to give depth to the KXIP batting line-up. If the Punjab-side decides to let him go, franchises like Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will like to get him to solve their middle-order woes.
N Jagadeeshan (Tamil Nadu):
The 25-year-old is part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad. MS Dhoni will be happy to see how the future of Chennai team, Jagadeesan has played this season. He has scored 244 runs in 4 matches with an average of 122. The youngster has hit three fifties at a strike rate of 146.10. It would be interesting to see, if the three-time champions retain him or decide to release him.
Virat Singh (Jharkhand):
Virat Singh is part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad but has never got a chance to prove his mettle. However, he has shown his class in Syed Mushtaq scoring 240 runs in four matches.
Avi Barot (Saurashtra):
The 28-year-old still awaits for an IPL contract but he will get one this time at IPL 2021 auction. Fourth in the list, he has scored 239 runs in three games at an average of 79.66 which includes one fifty and century each.
Riyan Parag (Assam):
The king of Bihu dance, the Assam boy is in red-hot form in the T20 domestic season. At no.5, he has hit 219 runs and Rajasthan Royals will be a happy camper to see their middle-order batsman play this way.