Nikhil Gorantla is a highly skilled top order batsman. He joined the NCCA side Cambridgeshire at the age of 9 and has played through the age groups since. He made his senior NCCA debut for Cambridgeshire in 2018 aged just 15, scoring a half century against Suffolk. After many impressive performances with Cambridgeshire, Nikhil signed with Essex Academy. Now aged 17, he is enjoying his third year with the Academy, also having represented in the Essex Second XI team. As well as being a regular player for Essex U18 team, Nikihil continues to play for NCCA side Cambridgeshire.