Riyan Parag Introduction
Back when the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 came to an end, many Indian fans predicted a few of those players to be a part of the Indian team in the next few years. Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill are already a member of the men in blue, while India’s pace commander Shivam Mavi has done well for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. But the player who remained an unsung hero, and always a few inches away from the limelight, was Riyan Parag.
But given all the scouts analyzing every talent in the country, it was very obvious that Parag earned an IPL contract after the World Cup. Not many expected Parag to be a first-team member of Rajasthan Royals, but with the big boys failing to deliver, the young prospect filled big boots. Maturity is something young Parag oozes in, and though he has not made it to the Indian team yet, the call seems very close.
Riyan Parag Batting and Fielding Averages
Riyan Parag Bowling averages
Riyan Parag Early Life
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- Riyan Parag was born on November 10, 2001, at Guwahati, Assam.
- His father’s name is Parag Das.
- Parag senior was also a cricketer. Das even represented his state in domestic competitions.
- His mother’s name is Mithoo Barooah Das. She is a swimmer and happens to be a national record holder. Hence, sports run in Parag’s family.
- Parag did his schooling from the South Point School in Guwahati.
- Parag made it to the Assam U16 cricket team when he was just 12 years of age.
- Parag was not as athletic as he is today. The once stocky kid had to endure a strict ketogenic diet for a year and a half to get in shape.
- Growing up, Parag was a huge fan of Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. He also loved Sri Lanka’s pacer Lasith Malinga.
Riyan Parag Domestic Career
- Parag made his T20 debut at the 2016–17 Inter-State Twenty-20 Tournament on 29 January 2017. In that match against Jharkhand, he scored 9 runs.
- He made his first-class debut at the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy on 17 November 2017. In the Group A clash against Hyderabad, the youngster scored just 12 runs.
- His List A debut came in March of the same year, against Railways at Delhi. He played a crucial knock of 32 runs in this.
Riyan Parag Achievements
- He is the owner of the second-fastest half-century in Youth Tests. He scored that fifty in just 33 balls. The fastest is Parag’s country-mate Virat Kohli, who holds the record of scoring a 32-ball half-century in Youth Tests.
- He has represented his nation at the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup.
- In IPL 2019, he became the youngest player to score a half-century in the competition. He did it when he was just 17 years and 175 days. With this, he broke the record that was jointly held by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw.
- He was the highest scorer for Assam in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He scored 248 runs in just 7 games.