“I can surely play for India in the next years,” Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag reveals his next goal

Riyan Parag scored 552 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022

Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag has revealed his next goal. He said that he can play for India in the coming years and he’s just sticking to that and working, working and only working towards that.

“I can surely play for India in the next years,” says Riyan Parag 

The recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 saw many breathtaking performances with both bat and ball. There have been many players who have set the stage on fire and one such among them was Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag.

Parag was exceptional with the bat in the middle order as he delivered in almost every game he played. However, not only this he chipped in with the ball as well and has provided his team with important breakthroughs.


Parag has so far scored 552 runs in 9 innings at an average of around 75 and a strike rate nearing 123 to go with three hundreds and one fifty as well. Not only this he too has taken 10 wickets with the ball as well

The main highlight of his campaign was when he played a knock for ages in the quarter-final against Jammu and Kashmir as he smashed 174 runs in 116 balls and helped his side chase the mammoth total of 351 runs on the board.

Parag’s all-around performance in the tournament was lauded by many. With Team India desperate for batters who can bowl, the Assam player surely is knocking on the doors of selectors.


Parag too has set his eye on the Indian team. In an interview with News 18 Cricketnext, he said: “I can surely play for India in the next years so I am just sticking to that and working, working and only working towards that.” 

Riyan Parag also opens up about the fight with Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel in IPL 2022

During IPL 2022, Parag was engaged in a tiff with Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel. It was during the game between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore when after finishing the innings on high, the trip got engaged in a war of words. Speaking about the same he said.

“There is this thing in India where cricket is supposed to be played in a certain way. There’s a rule book for cricket I feel that only successful players can celebrate and you can do this you can do that. I started the game because I loved it and enjoyed playing the game. And that’s how I play my cricket… even if it’s the IPL or school game back home. I am not going to change my way of playing cricket or the way I celebrate. 


It’s just that I have fun. People nowadays have taken out fun from the game, it’s a very serious game (laughs). I like to play my cricket in a very fun way. That’s not going to change. If people want to change their opinion, they can. Even if they don’t, it doesn’t really matter because I am very content with myself.”

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