Vijay Zol Biography
Vijay Zol is a promising young batsman who has scored heavily in age-group cricket and is touted for success at higher levels. In December 2011, he made a name for himself with a marathon innings of 451 in a Cooch Behar Trophy match for Maharashtra Under-19. He immediately made it into the India under-19 side and was a part of the team that won the 2012 World Cup in Townsville, where he impressed with his disciplined technique in testing conditions.
Zol succeeded Unmukt Chand as the captain of the India Under-19 Team and continued to make a mark in the arena. In 2013, the selectors called him for the India A series against New Zealand A and he duly responded by making a ton on his First-Class debut. A few weeks down the line, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Maharashtra and scored a double-hundred. In a season that saw Maharashtra move into the final, Zol played one of the most crucial knocks for them. His unbeaten half-century helped Maharashtra beat their rivals Mumbai in the quarter-final.
Zol captained India at the 2014 Under-19 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but could not emulate the success of 2012. He was signed up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction.
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