Uncapped Indian left-arm pacer Yash Dayal has been picked by Gujarat this weekend during the auction. Entered in the auction at the base price of INR 20 Lakhs, teams such as Bangalore and Kolkata fought fiercely with Gujarat but the latter came up trumps at a price of 3.2 crores.
The Uttar Pradesh pacer had joined the bio-bubble of the India team during the ODI series against West Indies. Currently, he has been released to join his state team for the Ranji Trophy starting from February 17.
Dayal gave his first ITL trial for Mumbai in 2019 and teams have used his services as a net bowler over the years. The 24-year-old has been compared with the likes of Zaheer Khan, former India left-arm pacer, who is currently working as a bowling coach in the Mumbai set-up. He learned the basics of the game from his father, Chandrapal Yadav, who played in the Vizzy Trophy for Allahabad in the 1980s as the right-arm pacer.
His impressive outing in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy attracted franchises to bid heavily for him. In the tournament, he bowled eight maidens alongside picking 14 wickets in seven games averaging 17.35 and economy of 3.77. The 24-year-old’s T20 game record is impressive as he has 15 wickets in 16 games at an average and economy of 22.13 and 7.21 respectively.
He will be polished by former India left-arm pacer and current Gujarat head coach Ashish Nehra. Also, Dayal will be sharing the dressing room alongside the likes of Mohammed Shami and Lockie Ferguson, which will certainly help him improve his game. The youngster’s family celebrated his success after he was sold to Gujarat in the most famed T20 league of the world.