Parvez Rassol is getting a wee bit of attention for his 7-for and eventually 36 useful runs. Ranji followers, however, will be aware of his exploits for J&K with bat and ball. He took 33 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate under 40, average under 20 and three five-fors. He also scored 594 runs. None of the more elite all-rounders have topped it. Easily a lead spinner and middle-order batsman for India A. Two more years of domestic and A-team cricket will serve the country another international prospect.
There was action in domestic cricket, with the first round of Vijay Hazare Trophy games beginning in Himachal Pradesh- yes, that covers North Zone. Delhi, Punjab and Services won their opening games. Two all-rounders, Rajat Bhatia (meh) and Rishi Dhawan (useful) had a good day. Dhawan was unlucky as his team lost the game in the final over. Surely he needs to leave strugglers Himachal Pradesh to further his cricketing career? A shift to Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh will do him a lot of good. Yashpal Singh was unlucky to miss a century (96) but won the game for his team.
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