Guwahati: Assam’s Riyan Parag who had made a huge name for himself in the India U19 team and for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the last three seasons of the Indian Premier League, was bought by the pink franchise again for INR 3.80 crores in the ongoing IPL 2022 mega auction.
Parag played for the India U19 team in the 2018 Youth World Cup which was captained by Prithvi Shaw and was bought by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the IPL 2019 auction for his base price of INR 20 lakhs. He became the youngest cricket in Indian Premier League history to score a half-century at the age of 17 years and 175 days.
In 23 IPL innings for Rajasthan Royals, Parag has made 339 runs with one solitary half-century at a strike rate of 118.50 and average of 16.90. He has hit 29 fours and 12 sixes thus far. He has also picked three wickets as well.
Parag also boasts of a decent record for Assam in domestic cricket, with 659 runs in 13 First-Class matches with one century and 4 half-centuries. He has 756 runs in 29 List-A games with 6 half-centuries and the best score of 86. While in 57 T20 games, he has 1019 runs with 8 half-centuries, the best score of 77* at an average of 24.85, and a strike rate of 126.27.
He has 23 wickets in T20 matches with a best of 3/33. Rajasthan Royals will expect Parag to play a bigger role this time around, given the amount of money they have paid for him in the IPL 2022 mega auction.