6 star performers of IPL 2021 who are captains in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
IPL 2021 is in the history books now, with the Chennai Super Kings ending the season as the champions. The Chennai-based franchise won their fourth championship in IPL history. Now, the attention has shifted to two new IPL teams and the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Before the mega auction gets underway, the BCCI has organized India's top domestic T20 tournament, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, featuring 38 teams from across the country. Five star players of IPL 2021 are leading their respective teams in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22. Here are those five players.
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad is leading the Maharashtra team in the 2021/22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Gaikwad has continued his brilliant form in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22, scoring three half-centuries in three matches.
2. Sanju Samson
Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson is leading the Kerala cricket team in the 2021/22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Samson made his IPL captaincy debut in the 2021 edition of the league. He did a decent job and is likely to continue as the Rajasthan Royals captain in 2022 as well.
3. Jaydev Unadkat
Another Rajasthan Royals player to feature on this list is left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat. He played six matches for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League, scalping four wickets for his franchise. Unadkat is leading Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy right now.
4. Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last match of IPL 2021 against the Mumbai Indians. Pandey aggregated 292 runs in eight matches of the 2021 season for the Orange Army. He is the Karnataka team captain in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
5. KS Bharat
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicket-keeper batter KS Bharat came into the limelight during IPL 2021 with his brilliant batting. Bharat is the skipper of Andhra in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22.
6. Saurabh Tiwary
One of the most underrated batters of the 2021 IPL season, Saurabh Tiwary scored runs with consistency for the Mumbai Indians team. Tiwary has the responsibility of captaining the Jharkhand cricket team in the 2021/22 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.