All-rounder Nisarg Naik shines against Sikkim U25
Omtex ICWC took on Sikkim U25 in a couple of 50-over matches played on November 8 and 12 at Saphale in Mumbai. While Sikkim U 25 got the better of Omtex ICWC on November 8, Omtex ICWC redeemed themselves on November 12. One of the star performers in those two matches was Omtex ICWC’s, Nisarg Naik.
In the first match played on November 8, though Omtex ICWC ended on the losing side, Naik made valuable contributions with bat and ball. Out of the six wickets that Omtex ICWC picked, Naik accounted for four. The right-arm speedster opened the bowling and scalped 28/4 in nine overs, including one maiden. With the bat, he played a 19-ball cameo to score 27 not out. He hit three boundaries and cleared the rope once when batting at number eight. Despite his valiant effort with bat and ball, Omtex ICWC failed to cross the line.
In the next game that was played on November 12, Naik again made handsome contributions with bat and ball. This time, he muscled a delightful 58 off 39 against Sikkim U25. He smashed half a dozen boundaries and a couple of sixes in his unbeaten knock. Batting at number 10, he provided an impetus towards the fag end of the innings. With the ball, he opened the attack and claimed 19/1 in four overs, including one maiden.
Nisarg Naik has been one of the best all-rounders in Mumbai. He has been doing exceptionally well at the domestic level.