A big-hundred specialist, Vijay Zol is one of the most promising batsmen in the country. Born on 23 November 1994 and a resident of Jalna in Maharashtra, he is the only player to be feted by the BCCI for outstanding performances in different age-group tournaments. He won the BCCI’s M.A. Chidambaram Award for being the best under-16 cricketer of the 2010-11 season. The following year, he won the same award for the under-19 level. His best performance for Maharashtra at the under-19 level was an innings of 451 against Assam in the Cooch Behar Trophy. He was a member of the Indian under-19 team that was the joint winner of the 2012 Asia Cup, along with Pakistan. Zol was the vice-captain of the Indian side that won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2012. He led the national under-19 side to victory in as many as four tournaments and also captained the team in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in 2014. Zol is presently representing Maharashtra in senior-level tournaments.