19-year old Priyam Garg burst onto the scene in a List A debut for Uttar Pradesh during the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He followed it up with a first-class debut for the state in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy.
The youngster proved his mettle with a fine double century against Tripura. From then on, the sky was a limit for the teenager. A year later, Priyam Garg made his T20 debut for UP in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
More good news came in for the young starlet with his participation in the Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and India captain for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. To make matters even better, he will lead the side in the under-19 World Cup in South Africa next year.
Clearly starstruck by all his accolades, the Sunrisers Hyderabad wasted no time in shelling out 1.9 crores for Priyam Garg. Some of his laurels included 814 runs in his maiden Ranji season, achieved in 10 first-class games.
In List A cricket, Garg amassed 539 runs in 15 matches, including a century. Apparently, he even caught the eye of former India captain Rahul Dravid. Dravid praised the youth’s temperament and resilience, which evidently drew in SRH like a magnet.
Being only 19-years old, Garg’s career is just taking off, and a berth in a team of SRH’s calibre will surely launch him up into stardom. In terms of his playing style, Priyam Garg is a right-hand batsman and primarily targets the off-side and can score big.
Now, with the Sunrisers Hyderabad snapping himself and Virat Singh, cheaply, they can now mix it in among the big boys. Dare we say it, Priyam Garg has the potential to be a game-changer and a valuable asset to the Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2020.