Shivam Mavi Introduction
Shivam Mavi was a part of India under 19 squad that won 2018 under 19 World Cup. Shivam Mavi alongside Kamlesh Nagarkoti formed one of the fastest bowling pairs in the under 19 World Cup. Both of them have the ability to consistently clock over 140 kph and their raw pace is what caused havoc in the opponent’s camp.
Mavi is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm fast and is a right-handed batsman. He is good with inswingers and his open chested action allows him to swing the ball sharply. He highly admires Dayle Steyn and wants to follow his footsteps. Mavi is a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the IPL and has shown glimpses of his ability while playing for them.
Shivam Mavi Early Life
Shivam Mavi was born on 26 November 1998 in the city of Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He was passionate about the game of Cricket since his early childhood. Mavi is the newest addition to India’s bowling attack from Meerut, the city has seen the likes of Praveen Kumar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar play for the Indian team.
Despite him being from Meerut he has grown up in the Delhi. At the age of 8, he started training under Phoolchand Sharma. Initially, he did not have much support from his family but kept on playing local tournaments and winning them at a very young age. Eventually, he was selected to play for the Delhi under 14 team.
He performed exceptionally well for the Delhi under 14 teams but was not selected for the under 16 squads which left him devastated. However, he did not lose hope and switched bases to greater Noida and started playing for the Delhi Wanderers Cricket Academy. There he was accompanied by senior players in Anureet Singh and Parvinder Awana, which boosted his development.
He caught the attention of Rahul Dravid while training in the National Cricket Academy camp. The England under 19 teams was touring India and this is when Mavi made his debut for India U-19 against them in the 4th ODI on 6th February 2017. He managed to pick up two wickets from his 5 overs while conceding 36 runs.
He came into the limelight while playing his second Test match for the U-19 national squad when he rescued his side with the bat rather than the ball, scoring a magical 86 against England U-19 in the first innings and then chipped in with the ball in the second innings taking 3 wickets to help India win the match by 97 runs.
His performances at the U-19 level impressed Rahul Dravid and as a result, he was selected in the India U 19 World Cup team in 2018. He also lifted the trophy defeating Australia in the final. He finished the match with 1 wicket in 8.2 overs and 46 runs.
In the IPL Auction in January 2018 he was sold for three crore INR to Kolkata Knight Riders becoming one of the few youngsters to command a fee in crores.
Shivam Mavi Cricket & Stats
Shivam Mavi made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh against Goa at Kanpur on 1st November 2018.
He made his List A debut for India A against South Africa A at Bengaluru on August 27, 2018.
He has played 6 first-class matches scoring 115 runs with a high score of 42. He has an average of 19.16 while batting. When it comes to bowling he has picked up 25 wickets in 6 first-class matches at an average of 21.60 and has an economy of 3.03. His best bowling figure in an innings is 5 wickets for 68 runs and his best bowling figures in a match is 6 wickets for 83 runs. He has three four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul his name.
He has played 16 List A matches scoring 74 runs with the highest score of 22. With the ball in his hand, he has picked up 22 wickets in his 16 matches. He has an average of 27.81 and an economy of 5.58 in List A cricket. His best bowling figure in a match is 5 wickets for 73 runs.
When it comes to the Indian Premier League has played nine matches picking up 5 wickets at an economy of 9.64. He hasn’t yet found his form in the Indian Premier League but his abilities are such that it will not be long before we see the best of Mavi in the IPL.
Shivam Mavi BioData
- Full name: Shivam Pankaj Mavi
- Born: November 26, 1998
- Birth Place: Noida, Uttar Pradesh
- Current age: 21 years
- Major teams: India Under-19s, Kolkata Knight Riders, Uttar Pradesh Under-19s
- Playing role: Allrounder
- Batting style: Right-hand bat
- Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium
- Height (approx.): 175 cm
- Weight (approx.): 60 Kg
- Eye Colour: Brown
- Hair Colour: Black
- Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: Indian
- School: City Public School, Noida
- College: Al-Falah University, Faridabad
- Educational Qualifications: BBA
- Father: Pankaj Mavi
- Mother: Kavita Mavi (Housewife)
- Sister: Shalu Mavi
- Coach/Mentor: Phulchand Sharma
- Religion: Hindu
- Address: Shiv Shakti Appartments, Sector 71, Uttar Pradesh
- Jersey Number: 23, 26 (India U19)
- Domestic/State Team: Uttar Pradesh