Top 3 innings of Riyan Parag in IPL

Top 3 innings of Riyan Parag in IPL

Indian Premier League provides many unknown youngsters with golden opportunities, but only a handful of them utilize it to the fullest. Riyan Parag is one such player who came out of the blue and cemented his place in an IPL franchise. Last year, not many would have expected the youngster to be a permanent name in the Rajasthan Royals team sheet.

As expected, he had to spend his earlier days in the dugout. But an under-performing Rajasthan batting order finally gave Parag a chance to showcase his talent. He soon found himself in the headlines, with his consistently good performances. He has maintained an average of over 30 last season.

Let us have a look at the top 3 innings of Riyan Parag in IPL:

3. 50 (49) vs Delhi Capitals (2019)

We start off the list of top 3 innings of Riyan Parag in IPL with Rajasthan Royals’ last game of the 2019 season. They travelled to the Arun Jaitley Stadium to take on Delhi Capitals. Batting first, Royals found themselves in a horrible state.

When Parag came on the bat, they were struggling at 30/4. The youngster steadied the ship and anchored the innings from there onwards. He scored his maiden IPL half-century in this game. Though his strike rate wasn’t impressive, not throwing his wicket away was of utmost priority in this game. Unfortunately for RR, every other batsman failed and Delhi eventually won this game.

2. 43 (29) vs Mumbai Indians (2019)

Parag can not only be a perfect anchor, but he can also be a very destructive finisher when the need arises. The match against Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium is a fine example of that. Batting first, Mumbai Indians amassed a competitive total of 161.

Unlike the previous mention, RR started off well in this game. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith were on song for the hosts. But Rahul Chahar dismissed Samson, and then Ben Stokes in the same over and the complexion of the match was changed again. With Steve Smith by his side, Parag played freely and scored 43 runs from just 29 balls. He hit five fours as Royals eventually chased the target down.

1. 47 (31) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2019)

The final entry on our list of top 3 innings of Riyan Parag in IPL is from the game between Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Batting first, Kolkata piled a big total of 175 runs. Royals once again had a very good start to the chase.

But they lost three wickets in a span of a couple of overs, and the onus was on Parag once again. This time, he couldn’t manage to set up a solid partnership with anyone. That didn’t bother the wonderkind as he single-handedly took RR to the finish line. He scored 47 runs from just 31 balls, which included five fours and a couple of sixes.