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Prithvi Shaw

Teams: India U19, Mumbai, India U23, India Red, India A, Indian Board Presidents XI, Delhi Capitals, Rest of India, India, Board Presidents XI

 

Prithvi Shaw is a right-handed Indian opening batsman. He came to the limelight after scoring 546 runs from 330 balls in a Harris Shield match. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the semi-finals of 2016-17 Ranji Trophy on January 1, 2017, and went on to score a century in the second. Later, in his Duleep Trophy debut match, he scored a century to equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring a ton on Ranji and Duleep Trophy debuts. He led India’s U-19 team to World Cup glory, defeating Australia by 8 wickets in the final of the 2018 championship.

 

IPL career

 

Prithvi Shaw made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla ground in Delhi on April 23, 2018, and scored a quickfire 22 in 10 balls while opening for his franchise Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). In the IPL 2018 auctions, he had been bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.2 crore and retained for the 2019 edition of IPL. He is the youngest player to open the innings in the IPL history and joint-youngest player to score an IPL fifty, along with Sanju Samson (18 years and 169 days). Overall, Shaw has played 25 IPL matches so far and scored 598 runs at an average of 23.92 and a strike rate of 141.03, including four fifties, his best score is 99 which he scored in 2019 edition of IPL.

 

Test career

 

Shaw made his Test debut against Windies at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on October 12, 2018, and scored 134 runs off 154 balls in that match. He is the youngest batsman to hit a Test century on debut for India. In the second match, he scored a quickfire 70 from 53 balls, hitting 11 fours and a six. Later, he was declared man of the series for scoring 234 runs in the two-match Test series. After a superb show against Windies, he was picked for 4 Test matches against Australia. But he had to return home after getting injured during a practice game.

 

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