Parthiv Patel

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Parthiv Patel
Patel in 2011
Personal information
Full name Parthiv Ajay Patel
Born (1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 31)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Batting style Left-handed
Role Wicket-keeper, Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 244) 8 August 2002 v England
Last Test 29 November 2016 v England
ODI debut (cap 148) 4 January 2003 v New Zealand
Last ODI 23 October 2011 v England
ODI shirt no. 42
T20I debut 4 June 2011 v West Indies
Last T20I 31 August 2011 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05–present Gujarat
2008-2010 Chennai Super Kings
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2012 Deccan Chargers
2013 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2015 - present Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC T20
Matches 21 38 163 75
Runs scored 792 736 9518 1273
Batting average 33.00 23.74 44.06 19.58
100s/50s 0/5 0/4 24/53 0/4
Top score 69 95 206 81
Balls bowled 72
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 45/9 20/8 403/64 31/10
Source: Cricinfo, 23 October 2011

Parthiv Ajay Patel About this sound pronunciation  (born 9 March 1985) is an Indian cricketer, wicketkeeper-batsman, and a member of the Indian national cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman. He plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket.[1]

Test career[edit]

On 23 November 2016, Parthiv Patel was called as a replacement of Wriddhiman Saha, for the third test (at Mohali) of the India-England home series.[2] Regular wicket-keeper Saha missed out due to thigh strain. He played his first test in eight years. Parthiv Patel missed 83 Test matches between appearances.[3]

ODI career[edit]

Patel made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2003.[4] He made his Test debut in 2002 in the 2nd Test against England at Nottingham after Ajay Ratra was injured, becoming the youngest wicket-keeper in Test history at 17 years 152 days, eclipsing the previous record of Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad (which stood at 17 years 300 days since 1952), despite still not having played in any domestic first-class matches. He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings but batted for over an hour on the last day to help prevent an English victory.[5] He was selected in the Indian squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup but did not play any games, with Rahul Dravid being used as a makeshift wicket-keeper to allow the use of an extra batsman or bowler. With this policy in place, Patel only made intermittent appearances in ODIs, usually when Dravid was injured or being rested (in full or from wicket-keeping duties). He played 13 ODIs in a two-year span, and during an interrupted career managed only an average of 14.66 and a top-score of 28 and was dropped thereafter. Parthiv returned to the Indian team in 2010 in the 4th and 5th Odi vs New Zealand. He celebrated this moment by hitting two back to back half centuries.Later on he was called up for replacing injured Sachin Tendulkar in India tour South Africa .[6]


Patel was auctioned in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) to Chennai Super Kings. He used to be a regular in the team and opened with the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden. He did not keep wicket as the Indian wicketkeeper as captain MS Dhoni was in the team. For the fourth season, he was signed by Kochi Tuskers Kerala. On 16 May, it was announced that Parthiv will be leading the Kochi Tuskers Kerala for the rest of the 2011 Indian Premier League.[7] As a result of the termination of Kochi Tuskers franchise, Parthiv along with the other players from the franchise was once again auctioned for the 2012 Indian Premier League season. He was picked by Deccan Chargers for $650,000 During the 2012 Ipl Trading Window. Parthiv was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and by Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014. Patel was signed by Mumbai Indians for the 2015 IPL as an opening batsmen.[8]

Tour of West Indies 2011[edit]

With wicket-keeper captain MS Dhoni rested for the tour along with several seniors such as Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, he was entrusted with the job of wicket-keeping in the tour along with Wriddhiman Saha. In the lone T20I match played in the tour, he made his T20I debut at the Queen's Park Oval at Port-of-Spain. He opened the batting along with another left-handed debutante Shikhar Dhawan and made a 26 from 20 balls (2 fours, 1 six). In the second ODI against West Indies he scored 56 not out.

Tour of England 2016[edit]

With wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha injured Parthiv was called to test team duty for the third test in Mohali and he proved the selectors decision was right with two good innings including an unbeaten 67 runs from 54 balls in the second innings which lead India to victory.


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