Cricket: Cricket – Hyderabad’s Tripathy knocking on the door for India call-up

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Rahul Tripathy’s purple-scorching type in the Indian Premier League has satisfied former India coach Ravi Shastri that the Sunrisers Hyderabad prime order batsman is nice sufficient to play worldwide cricket.

Tripathy smashed his third fifty of the season on Tuesday to safe his workforce’s slim victory towards Mumbai Indians that additionally stored alive their hopes of constructing the playoffs.

The 31-yr-outdated is eighth in the main scorers’ record, although his 161-plus strike price is greater than the seven forward of him.

“He’s not far in any respect,” Shastri advised ESPNcricinfo of Tripathy’s India prospects.

“If somebody would not stand up from the bench or will get up from the incorrect facet of the mattress and will get injured, this man may be slotted in straightaway.

“He can go at quantity three or 4, he is a harmful participant, and ought to be in the combine.”

Tripathy has been the most prolific quantity three batsman this season and impressed once more together with his 76 off 44 balls on Tuesday.

“He’s been round for a bit and what I like about his sport is his fearlessness, and he is acquired a tag of being a recognized amount and somebody the opposition desires to get out rapidly,” Shastri mentioned.

Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson can also be positive of Tripathy’s potential.

“He’s a critically particular participant and he comes out and takes that momentum away and that is his perspective each time he bats,” Williamson mentioned.

“We’ve seen that on plenty of events all through this competitors. He’s definitely destined for massive issues, I reckon.”

Tripathy himself is just not in a rush to grasp his India goals.

“When you play cricket, it is clearly your dream to characterize the nation,” the proper-hander mentioned.

“If I maintain doing nicely they usually consider that I can win matches for my nation, then positively I’ll get the alternative.”

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; enhancing by Peter Rutherford)

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