Three players from Vidarbha are set to be awarded for their
outstanding feats in domestic cricket in the past four seasons. Harsh Dubey,
Yash Rathod and Danish Malewar have made the short-list for the BCCI Annual
Awards. The function, which was on hold for the past couple of seasons because
of the pandemic, is slated to be held in Hyderabad on Tuesday (Jan. 23, 2024).
Harsh, who was the highest wicket-taker in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy in
2019-20, also repeated the feat in 2021-22 in the U-23 Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy.
Harsh, scalped 58
wickets in 11 matches @19.24, with three five-wicket hauls, while also scoring
512 runs @36.57 with five half-centuries in the U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy where
Vidarbha finished runner-up in 2019-20.
Harsh was once again in
his element in 2021-22 when he emerged as the highest wicket-taker in the U-23
Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy with 45 wickets in 6 matches @18.71, including three
In the same season,
Harsh’s teammate, Yash Rathod, ended up as the highest run-getter in the C. K.
Nayudu Trophy, accumulating 611 runs in 10 innings @61.10, hitting three
centuries and one half-century.
However, in spite of
Yash and Harsh’s stellar displays, Vidarbha ended up second-best in the
competition behind Mumbai.
Young Danish Malewar,
who was one of the stars in Vidarbha’s twin triumph in the U-19 Cooch Behar
Trophy as well as the Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 2022-23, is also slated to be
awarded. Danish’s outstanding batsmanship saw him not only logging a triple
century (300 n.o.) against Bihar, but also finishing as the highest run-getter
with 1171 runs under his belt in 12 innings @117.10 with four centuries and
All three Vidarbha players will receive the M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for his outstanding displays with the bat and ball.