2019 IPL auctions: 5 surprise Indian names who might get huge bids
#4 Ravikumar Samarth
The 25-year-old Samarth made his First-class debut for Karnataka during the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy against Mumbai at Bengaluru.
Since then, he has gone on to represent his state in 50 First-class games scoring 3426 runs at an average of 42.82, with his highest score being 235.
Samarth, who has 268 T20 runs to his name scored 47, 27* in the third unofficial Test against New Zealand A recently apart from top-scoring for his side in the second unofficial Test last week at Hamilton with a score of 50* off 83 in the first innings.
The Mysuru-born batsman was the highest run-scorer for his side, Karnataka at the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy amassing 312 runs in seven matches at an average of 44.57 including two half-centuries and a century. Samarth's consistency at the top across all formats, might augur well for him to earn an IPL contract this season.
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:18 IST