Priyank Panchal, who was a sluggish entity until now but boomed and created a significant buzz in the cricketing fraternity. Priyank Panchal, one of the standbys for India’s home Test series against England, got an unexpected inclusion and call up from the senior board of selectors under BCCI for the SA Tour, as a replacement in place of hitman who in turn has his hamstring injured.

Priyank Panchal is a routine player in Domestic cricket, where he shines in Vijay Hazare trophy and his exemplar performance is just much more than regular cricket. Panchal plays for Gujarat in Vijay Hazare Trophy and has recently led India A in regular games against SA and keeping his eyes on upcoming last round of Vijay Hazare games.

His breakthrough Ranji Trophy season of 2016-17 – 1,310 runs at an average of 87.33 – came five years ago. He would go on to become bit of a regular for India A, even leading the side a few times, but a call-up to the senior side remained elusive even after 100 first-class games since his debut in 2008 (He’d had a surprise taste of the Indian dressing room when he was called up as cover for the Nagpur Test against England, but that was way back in 2012).

Priyank Panchal

His former Gujarat captain Parthiv Patel has been a constant source of encouragement. “Whenever I need something, Parthiv bhai is always there. He is the one who has helped me and all the Gujarat players a lot. I can call him any time. Also from the Gujarat team, Axar (Patel) is there, Jasprit (Bumrah) is there, I keep talking to them, they are all very welcoming.”

Apart from this he had Rahul Dravid in India A team as head coach, where he tasted the grandeur of his training. Remembering those days he said,“I have seen how hard Rahul sir would train at the NCA [National Cricket Academy] during my Under-15 days. I have followed him ever since I began my career. I have been lucky to have interacted with him while with India A.”

But for now when Gujarat is on verge to qualify for the main events of Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gujarat will go without his regular captain but their captain Priyank Panchal feels overwhelmed to go SA without suffix ‘A’.


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