2018-19 edition of Ranji Trophy was one of the most competitive ones in the recent history. With Saurashtra and Vidarbha fighting it out for the final honours, here are the top 5 batsman that impressed us the most:
5Puneet Bisht- Meghalaya
Puneeth Bisht has been a seasoned name in Ranji Trophy. Originally from Delhi, the Meghalaya batsman was simply a delight to watch in the 2018-19 edition. In 12 innings, Bisht managed to rake in as many as 892 runs, 5th-highest in the tournament.
Furthermore, his tally of 132 fours is rivalled only by Milind Kumar. Having started his innings on a disappointing note, Puneet slowly grew into the competition.
The wicket keeper’s crucial knock of 92 helped Meghalaya post 326 in the first innings against Manipur. They consequently won the match.
However, the 33-year old’s best performance came in his side’s last group match. Trailing by 219 runs against Sikkim, Meghalaya started nervously with 51-2 at one point. However, partnering up first with Raj Biswa (175) and then with Yogesh Nagar, Puneet scored a mammoth 343 runs, the best knock of his career.
The maiden triple century included as many as 54 boundaries, the highest in the tournament. As a result of the incredible knock, Meghalaya was able to put up a total of 826-7, the 6th highest such team-total in Ranji Trophy’s history.