Tilak Verma is an Indian specialist cricketer, who came to prominence in February 2020, when he helped the Indian team reach the final of the 2020 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
This was India’s third progressive appearance at the end of the competition after losing in 2016 and a winning mission in 2018.
In the Indian domestic circuit, he has addressed his home city Hyderabad (2018–Present) as a batting all-rounder in each of the 3 organizations of the game. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has made appearances for Mumbai Indians (2022–present).
|5 feet 11 inches
|Date of birth
|8 November 2002
In India’s first match at the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka, Tilak made 46 runs to assist India to score 297 runs, enough to register a 90-run victory.
He was not expected to bat in the following (and final) 2 of India’s gathering phase matches. Against Japan, India had updated the target of 42 runs in just 5 overs without losing a wicket.
Against New Zealand, India’s openers had assembled a solid stand of 115 in 23 overs, in which rain had mediated and India’s innings should be declared closed. India finally beat New Zealand 44 quick and finished the gathering with 3 dominance in 3 matches.
He was pardoned for only 2 runs in the quarter-last against Australia as India faltered with an average of 233 runs. At that time, India’s bowlers gave a thumping 74-run victory.
Against the most outstanding adversary, Pakistan, he was not expected to bat in the semi-finals, as India’s openers devoured their rivals’ bowling to chase down the target of 173 runs without losing a wicket.
In the last, he scored 38 which was the second most notable individual score of the group. India’s batting, their togetherness during the competition sold them out in the last as the group was packed for only 177 runs.
In a tense, drab and often angry run, Bangladesh’s batsmen were holding their nerves well enough to rise to the challenge by 3 wickets and clinch their maiden ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title.
In the 2022 IPL (Indian Premier League) Super Sale, he was picked up by Mumbai Indians for INR 1.7 Crores (USD 226k), which was 8.5 times his base cost of INR 20 Lakhs.
In his second game for the establishment, against Rajasthan Royals, he dazzled fans, observers and cricket investigators by scoring 61 runs off just 33 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes.
Although Mumbai Indians lost the match by 23 runs, his performance was widely praised, with many experts expressing confidence that he would pursue the establishment’s center request from now on.