Truro is delighted to announce the signing of Rahul Dalal for its 2020 Cornwall Premier League campaign.
Dalal is currently mid-way through a record-breaking Ranji Trophy season for Arunachal Pradesh in India’s first-class competition.
In his maiden season for Arunachal, following his move from Haryana, the wicket-keeper batter has been the talk of the Ranji Trophy, courtesy of his run spree in the opening 7 matches.
The run machine struck 81 on his Ranji debut for Arunachal (v Chandigarh), before striking a quite-sensational 383 runs against Mizoram, hitting scores of 178 and 205* in his two innings.
Dalal backed up with scores of 53 and 84 (v Manipur) and 25 (v Sikkim), before another double hundred (267*) against Nagaland. Further half-centuries against Puducherry (51) and Goa (68) preceded yet another big century – 190 against Bihar. At present, Dalal sits comfortably top of the Ranji Trophy run charts with 1,260 runs at 114.55.
Dalal’s success in this summer’s Ranji Trophy followed an incredible debut Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A) campaign for his new State in 2019. He racked up 6 half-centuries amongst 515 runs at 85.83.
He has enjoyed an outstanding season for Arunachal Pradesh since his move from Haryana, with whom he made his debut during the 2012/13 season (350 runs at 35).
However, after a few lean seasons, with limited game time, Dalal decided to move States in pursuit of regular first-class cricket. The rest, they say, is history.
Indian star set for Cornwall
The run churner is clearly a man in form and he’ll be looking to continue his purple patch in the UK, having recently signed for Cornish club Truro, for what will be his maiden stint abroad.