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Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams back to back hundreds, will the IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner be called up to the Indian team?

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Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams back to back hundreds, will the IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner be called up to the Indian team? – Ruturaj Gaikwad has enjoyed a stellar 2021 and the opener continues to make giant strides in his career. After an unbelievable IPL campaign where he won the Orange Cap, the 24-year-old has carried that form into the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and will surely be knocking on the selectors’ doors with his batting displays. Follow Insidespot.in for all Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE Updates. 

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Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams back to back hundreds, will the IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner be called up to the Indian team? –

Ruturaj Gaikwad has taken the Vijay Hazare Trophy by storm as the Maharashtra captain has now slammed back to back hundreds in the competition. Just a day after his 136-run knock saw Maharashtra sink Madhya Pradesh, the Chennai Super Kings star handed the bowlers a chastening with his second century in two days. Gaikwad hit 14 fours and five sixes, while putting on an opening stand of 120 with Yash Nahar as Maharashtra chased down 276 against Chhattisgarh.

Ruturaj Gaikwad in 2021

  • Wins an India debut during Sri Lanka tour
  • Finishes as the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2021 with 635
  • Leading run-scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 3 50s in five games
  • Slams back to back centuries as captain in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams back to back hundreds, will the IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner be called up to the Indian team? –

His form in the IPL had seen him being called up to the second string Indian side in Sri Lanka, but he failed to make a mark there. However, he bounced back from that setback to finish as the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2021, piping the likes of Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. Gaikwad is the youngest to ever win the Orange Cap, and continued his form into the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he hit three successive half-centuries. He finished as the leading run-getter of the tournament, with an average of above 50, with a strike rate nearing 150. 

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With the Indian selectors yet to name the squad for the limited-overs series against the Proteas, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s form comes in at a crucial time, which could see him getting called up the team. While India has a plethora of opening options in captain Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, the addition of Gaikwad further boosts their armoury and especially with Dhawan and Rohit on the wrong side of their 30s. With Dhawan having little favour with the Indian team, an opportunity could really present itself to the newly appointed Maharashtra captain, who will be keen to make his mark in India colours. 

Vijay Hazare Trophy LIVE: Ruturaj Gaikwad slams back to back hundreds, will the IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner be called up to the Indian team? –

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