Nitish Rana, The Most Consistent Batsman For Mumbai Indians in IPL 2017

Nitish Rana, The Delhi Lad, is kind of a batsman to whom oppositions have feared the most and after dethroning the orange cap holder again yesterday, their fear certainly has risen even a notch higher.

Mumbai Indians No.3 batsman played a blasting innings of 62 off just 34 balls, decorated with 7 huge sixes, which helped MI to chase down a competitive total of 199 in just 15.3 overs.

One of the most exciting visions in T20 format is eyeing the ball and making it disappear over the boundary line, having been sent by a batsman’s sword.

Nitish Rana

For a batsman like Nitish Rana, who can kill any bowling attack with his power hitting and tear any bowler apart with his clean strikes, no Cricket ground is too big when he joins the party.

In the World of Cricket, there are some fabulous batsmen like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, who have their roots in Delhi and this youngster, Nitish Rana, is no exception.

The 23-year-old, left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler, plays for Delhi at Domestic level and that is where he has flourished to make to the big-league.

Domestic Level:

  • Nitish Rana was one of the best batsmen for Delhi in the 2015-16 domestic season.
  • He smashed 299 runs and 21 sixes – the most by any player in the event, which led his team to the semi-finals of the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • He smashed 8 sixes, out of 21, in a blistering innings of 97 off just 40 deliveries against Andhra.
  • Nitish made debut for Delhi in List A and T20 during 2012-13 season but played his first Ranji match in the 2015-16 season.
  • Nitish Rana made his debut very very special by finishing the season with 557 runs with an impressive average of 50.63, including a ton and three half centuries.

IPL (Indian Premiere League):

  • Rana impressed Mumbai Indians franchise with his power hitting skills.
  • He was bought by the Mumbai Indians team in the 2015 auction for INR 10 lakh, however, didn’t get the opportunity to play even a single game in the IPL 2015.
  • Mumbai Indians retained him for the IPL 2016 season.
  • He Played four matches in the IPL 2016 and scored 104 runs with an average of 34.66.
  • In IPL 2017, he has scored 255 runs in 6 matches including fifties with an average 44.87 till now.

There’s no denying the fact that IPL is way more than earning money for young players as they get to showcase their immense talent to the world and make it big, and Nitish Rana is not leaving any stone unturned to making the best out of this opportunity.

The Delhi boy is the current Orange Cap holder(leading run scorer) of the IPL 10.

Author’s Take:

It’s every youngster’s dream to wear Indian jersey and Nitish Rana is definitely the ‘Find’ of IPL 2017. I wish that he will carry on his form and become the best emerging player of Indian Premiere League season 10. If this turns out to be true, we will soon see him smashing the ball once again but as a ‘Man In Blue’.

Good Luck Champ!!

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