Kartik Tyagi has peak, uncooked tempo, aggression, a pointy in-swing that turns into lethal due to his capacity to bowl the straighter one often and likewise a deadly yorker. The solely essential factor lacking in his repertoire is consistency. But that hasn’t deterred former India pacer Praveen Kumar from terming India U19 star Kartik Tyagi a ‘fully seasoned’ bowler.
Tyagi, who had impressed together with his uncooked tempo and in-dippers within the group stage encounters in opposition to Japan and New Zealand within the ICC U19 World Cup in South Africa, gave an account of how lethal he will be within the quarterfinal match in opposition to Australia at Potcheftstroom on Tuesday.
Tyagi rocked Australia with the brand new ball by choosing up three wickets in his first spell that included two wickets within the very first over of Australia.
The UP lad returned to select up one other wicket in his second spell and was the star of India’s 74-run win in opposition to Australia.
Praveen Kumar, nonetheless, knew all concerning the potential of 18-year-previous Kartik Tyagi even earlier than he had burst onto the scenes of Youth ODIs.
“Ek dum paka hua bowler (fully seasoned), even then,” Praveen Kumar was quoted as saying by Indian Express.
Kumar noticed Tyagi for the primary time a few years in the past on the insistence of well-known Meerut coach Vipin Vats.
When he was solely 12, Tyagi was truly pressured into quick bowling by coach Vats as there have been numerous younger youngsters ready for his or her alternative to bat. Tyagi began creating waves in age-group cricket and that’s when Praveen Kumar determined to name up then UP captain Suresh Raina to take a look at him.
“On a flat track, he was at another level from other bowlers. He was swinging the ball at will and with pace. I felt yeh ladka bheed mein na gum ho jaye. (hope this boy doesn’t get lost in the crowd). That’s why I called Raina.” Kumar stated.
Soon, Tyagi made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh however was pegged again by a stress fracture. The lanky quick bowler recovered from that and was picked for India’s U19 crew.
Tyagi will play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 after being picked up for 1.three crores within the auctions final yr in Kolkata.