After receiving a wonderful response for our December effort, we at Digi Pavilion are further encouraged to continue with the trend of highlighting the top performances in various age categories every month.
Therefore, we present the top 5 Under 16 players’ performances for the month of January 2016. Please note that these have been shortlisted only on the basis of the matches published on www.digipavilion.com . Highest number of runs or wickets doesn’t guarantee a place in the list. Match situation has also been considered while selecting the best players.
Congratulations to all the players who have made the top 5 list. Here’s our top 5 performers of the month:
1. Ajay Negi: 7/17 in Rising Star Tournament
It’s a common notion these days that cricket is becoming a batsmen’s game more than it ever was. To some extent it’s true. Bowler’s don’t always get whats due to them. But there still are few upcoming stars who can change that notion. Ajay Negi’s performance is a testament to that. To term his bowling deadly would be an understatement. Even after having a cushion of 219 runs, he ran through the batting line up of opponents, grabbing 7 wickets for himself and giving his team a superb 138 runs victory. (Click here for full match report)
2. Amanpreet Singh (103*) & Rushal Saini (5/25) in Golden Cricket Cup
If it’s a final match of a tournament, the stakes are high and so is the pressure. But showing the nerves of steel, these two players performed their role to perfection, thus bringing yet another title for Mr. Naresh Jain’s academy. Rushal Saini first helped to restrict the opponents to a below par score with his five wicket haul. Amanpreet Singh then showed a lot of maturity and held one end together and remained unbeaten in a close chase. (Click here for full match report)
3. Chirag Sharma: 113 in Mangal Anand Memorial Tournament
It’s always disappointing for a player to score a ton and still see himself on the losing side. But a lost cause didn’t prevent Chirag’s valiant effort from finding a place in the top 5 list as he stood like a rock between the victory and opponents, scoring 113 out of a team’s total of 171. Had just on more batsman stood by his side, this century would have been listed as one of the best in a winning cause. (Click here for full match report)
4. Samarth Seth (112) and Hrithik Shokeen (5/35) in Friendship Cup
With the quality of players Modern School has, it surely is the team to beat on the city. Samarth Seth and Hrithik Shokeen proved this with their individual brilliance that helped their side prevail over TYCA by a small margin in the Friendship Cup Tournament. First is was Samarth who scored almost half of his team’s runs and later on Hrithik ensured that opponents don’t chase the target with his superb five wicket haul. (Click here for full match report)
5. Hrithik Kanojia (102 & 96) in Friendship Cup
It’s hard to digest a defeat especially you are on a roll with either bat or ball. Everyone likes to contribute to the team’s victories. Unfortunately Hrithik’s two best knocks came in the same tournament and against the same team i.e Modern School and in both of them his team lost easily. Probably he can live with the fact that they lost to a better team. (Match 1 Report, Match 2 Report)