Shivam Mavi Biography – India’s fast-bowling all-rounder who can bowl up to 140+ kmph with a very good consistency!
Early Life of Shivam Mavi:
Shivam Mavi was born on November 26, 1998, in Uttar Pradesh, India.
He started playing cricket at a very young age. His neighbors and friends had always admired his skills back then, as he used to play very well in the “gully cricket”. But, his father wasn’t sure initially regarding his future in cricket, also, he wanted him to be a Doctor or an Engineer.
However, Shivam’s passion for cricket forced his father to let him join a cricket academy. So, at the age of around 8, he joined the Wonders Cricket Club academy in Noida. There, he started honing his cricket skills under Phool Chand Sharma.
Initially, he used to practice batting. But, one day a bowler in the academy got absent, so the coach asked Mavi for bowling. He bowled so well in that session that his coach told him to focus on bowling rather than batting, and that’s how his cricket journey begins.
Shivam Mavi Biography:
|Shivam Mavi's Profile:|
|Full Name||Shivam Pankaj Mavi|
|Date of Birth||November 26, 1998|
|Age||22 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||City Public School, Noida.|
National Institute of Open Schooling, Noida
|College||Al-Falah University, Haryana.|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 sister (Shalu Mavi)|
|Playing Role||Bowling Allrounder|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast medium|
|Major Teams||India A, India Under-19s, Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|First-Class Debut||Uttar Pradesh vs Goa at Kanpur (November 1, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||India A vs South Africa A at Bengaluru (August 27, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata (April 14, 2018)|
His father, Pankaj Mavi, is a private contractor in Noida. His mother, Kavita Mavi, is a homemaker.
He also has a sister named Shalu Mavi.
His family shifted to Noida from Sina village of Meerut.
Mavi did his high schooling from Noida’s City Public School. He completed his 12th from the National Institute of Open Schooling. He did his graduation in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Al-Falah University, Haryana.
Shivam Mavi’s Cricket Career:
After focusing more on his bowling, he slowly generated more pace to it. It helped him to get more chances in playing cricket at the local level, as he could bat also.
Soon, he managed to get in the Delhi under-14s team. There, he picked 11 wickets in just 3 matches. Then, for the next two years, he remained the highest wicket-taker in the state under-14s level. But, due to some reasons, he didn’t get selected for the under-16s team.
So, he moved to Uttar Pradesh (UP) and started playing for the state team. And, very soon he started playing for the UP under-19s team.
Later, on February 01, 2017, Mavi made his debut for India under-19s against England under-19s. He bowled 5 overs and picked 2 wickets in the match. In his next match of the series, he again picked 2 wickets, including the wicket of Tom Banton.
Shivam Mavi also played in the 2017/18 ICC Under-19 World Cup. On his very first match of the world cup, he picked 3 wickets for his team, along with Kamlesh Nagarkoti who also picked the same number of wickets in the match.
Then, in Quarterfinal, against Bangladesh, he bowled 8 overs and picked 2 wickets in the match. In the semi-final, against Pakistan, he couldn’t get any wicket, but Shubman Gills’ 102* runs and Porel’s 4 wickets helped India to get into the final of the tournament.
In the final, against Australia under-19s, he managed to get a wicket out of the 8 overs he bowled in the match. Splendid bowling performance by the bowlers and Manjot Kalra’s 101* runs in the final helped India to win the world cup.
On August 27, 2018, Mavi started his List-A career by playing against South Africa A for India A under the captainship of Shreyas Iyer. He bowled 6 overs in the match with the economy of 4.50.
The same year, on November 01, he made his First-Class debut for Uttar Pradesh against Goa in the Ranji Trophy. He picked 5 wickets in the match. Priyam Garg also made his debut on the same day who scored 117* runs in his first match.
|Best Bowling (Match)||6/83||5/73||1/14|
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Shivam Mavi at a whopping price of Rs. 3 crores for the IPL 2018. He made his IPL debut on April 14, 2018, in which he bowled just 1 over. Mavi’s maiden IPL wicket was Gautam Gambhir.
He missed his next season of IPL because of his injuries. However, he remained a part of the team for IPL 2020.
Facts about Shivam Mavi:
- He was the second-highest Indian wicket-taker of the 2017/18 under-19 world cup alongside Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
- He bowled Suresh Raina twice during the practice sessions at his academy.
- Shivam idolizes Dale Steyn as a cricketer.
- He was the highest wicket-taker for UP in the 2018/19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- His favorite actor is Shahrukh Khan.
- He likes listening to songs.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is Mavi’s average bowling speed?
Ans: He can consistently bowl up to 140+ km/h.
Q2: Who is the girlfriend of Shivam Mavi?
Ans: Not known
Q3: What is the height of Shivam Mavi?
Ans: 5ft. 9” (1.75 m)
Q4: What is the age of Shivam Mavi?
Ans: 21 years (in 2020)
Q5: What is Shivam Mavi’s highest bowling speed in IPL?
Ans: His fastest bowling speed in the IPL was 149.35 kmph (IPL 2018).
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