Heroes who made T20 Mumbai a success

These men showcased some remarkable cricket and have the awards to prove it.

The inaugural season of T20 Mumbai was a huge success thanks to the large number of fans who showed up at the Wankhede Stadium and the brilliant cricket they were treated to. Triumph Knights Mumbai North East walked away with the title of the first #CricketChaRaja in the end, but there were a number of superlative performers from almost every team, who gave the crowds many reasons to cheer. Here is look at the award winners in the first T20 Mumbai and how they got there:

Best Bowler - Badre Alam (SoBo SuperSonics)

Fast, accurate and effective, Badre Alam rattled the top order of a number of teams and gave nothing away at the death. He picked up 12 wickets from the 7 matches that he played with an economy rate of 8.2. He even bowled one of the most destructive spells of the league when he picked up 5 for 28 against ARCS Andheri.

Best Batsman - Shreyas Iyer (NaMo Bandra Blasters)

Undoubtedly the most destructive batsman of T20 Mumbai, Shreyas Iyer was head and shoulders above the competition as he scored consistently for NaMo Bandra Blasters. He scored 363 runs at a staggering average of 121 and a strike rate in excess of 150. With 5 fifties in the 6 matches he played, Iyer was the exemplified leading from the front.

Maximum Sixes - Shreyas Iyer (NaMo Bandra Blasters)

On the way to his 363 runs in the league, Iyer dispatched 18 massive sixes to all parts of the ground. His team may not have made it through the playoffs but Iyer made sure they gave every team a tough fight.

Best Emerging Player - Yashasvi Jaiswal (North Mumbai Panthers)

North Mumbai Panthers had a less than ideal run in T20 Mumbai but the silver lining in their campaign was the emergence of young Yashasvi Jaiswal. The leggie and middle-order bat displayed rare maturity for a 16-year-old and was responsible for the team’s only victory in the league. He scored 139 runs and picked up 5 wickets for his side.

Best Developmental Player - Alpesh Ramjani (Shivaji Park Lions)

A late discovery in T20 Mumbai, Alpesh Ramjani made a huge impression in spite of the limited opportunities he got. He got his team, Shivaji Park Lions, through to the finals after carrying his bat through the innings in their second Qualifier against SoBo SuperSonics and almost did it again for them in the finals. He scored 169 runs in just 4 innings which included his match winning effort of 64* in the Qualifier.

Player of the Tournament - Shivam Dubey (Shivaji Park Lions)

Shivam Dubey was a shining star for Shivaji Park Lions throughout their T20 Mumbai campaign. The tall southpaw contributed to the team’s cause with both bat and ball, scoring 213 runs and picking up 11 wickets. He even has the league’s best bowling figures of 5 for 24 against none other than Triumph Knights Mumbai North East when the Lions faced them in the league stage.

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