Patel in 2011
|Full name||Parthiv Ajay Patel|
9 March 1985 |
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
|Test debut (cap 244)||8 August 2002 v England|
|Last Test||20 December 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|
|2008-2010||Chennai Super Kings|
|2011||Kochi Tuskers Kerala|
|2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2015 - present||Mumbai Indians|
|Source: , 23 December 2016|
Parthiv Ajay Patel pronunciation (help·info) (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.
Parthiv debuted in the year 2002 against England at Trent Bridge at 17 years and 153 days to become Test Cricket's youngest wicketkeeper. He had replaced the injured Ajay Ratra and eclipsed the previous record of being the youngest wicketkeeper, previously held by Pakistan's Hanif Mohammed (17 years and 300 days). He played out an hour in the match while batting and hence saved India from defeat. However, with the emergence of Dhoni and poor wicketkeeping, he was sidelined after a few matches in 2008.
On 23 November 2016, Parthiv Patel was called up as a replacement for the regular wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha who had a thigh strain, for the third Test (at Mohali) of the India-England home series. He played his first Test in eight years, having missed 83 Test matches between appearances.
On January 14, 2017 Parthiv Patel helped Gujarat win it's first Ranji Trophy in 66 years by scoring a winning century (143) to beat defending champions Mumbai in the final in Indore. Parthiv became the first Gujarat captain to lift the coveted trophy. This achievement also makes Gujarat the first team to have won all three major domestic titles.
Patel made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2003.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 .
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. 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.
Tour of West Indies 2011
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
With wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha injured, Parthiv was called to test team duty for the third test in Mohali. He proved the selectors' decision was right with two good innings including an unbeaten 67 runs from 54 balls in the second innings which led India to victory.
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