Parthiv Patel overview

Parthiv Patel is a former Indian cricketer. He is a pocket-sized left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He was born on 9th March 1985 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

Parthiv had lost one of his fingers at the age of only 9 years and initially found it difficult to continue with wicket-keeping. But relentless hard work finally helped him to turn out to be an accomplished wicket-keeper. At the age of 17 years, he had become the youngest wicket-keeper in Test, representing India at Trent Bridge in 2002.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 25 38 3 934 71 31.13 1927 48.47 0 0 6 126 1
ODI 38 34 3 736 95 23.74 962 76.51 0 0 4 79 7
T20 2 2 0 36 26 18.0 32 112.5 0 0 0 4 1
IPL 139 137 11 2848 81 22.6 2358 120.78 0 0 13 365 49

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 25 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 38 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 139 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Parthiv Patel began his journey in first-class cricket in 2001-02. He led Gujarat in Ranji Trophy and after having defeated Orissa and Jharkhand in the quarterfinal and semifinal, respectively, Gujarat reached the final that year, for the second time in the history of the Ranji Trophy. Even in the final against Mumbai that year, Parthiv Patel’s brilliant 90 in the first innings and a superb 143 in the second innings guided Gujarat to clinch the Ranji Trophy title for the first time. Patel has participated in 194 first-class matches and amassed 11240 runs with an average of 43.39 including 27 centuries and 62 fifties. His highest score in a first-class match was 206. Parthiv also has gathered 5172 runs from 193 List ‘A’ game with 3 centuries and 35 fifties.

ODI Career

Parthiv Patel, before losing out his place in India's Test squad in 2004, made his debut in One-Day International (ODI) in 2003 against New Zealand at Queenstown. But having played 31 deliveries Parthiv was able to score only 13 runs. Even after the failure, Parthiv was selected for India’s 2003 World Cup squad. But he was not fielded as Rahul Dravid turned out a make-shift wicket-keeper f the Indian team that time. This policy made Patel tougher to play regularly. He had taken part in the ODIs intermittently, usually when Dravid was injured or being rested from the wicket-keeping job. Statistics reveal that Patel had played 13 ODIs within a gap of two years. Rather, when returned to the Indian team for two ODIs against New Zealand in 2010 Patel was in better form, hitting two back-to-back fifties. Patel has been able to score 736 runs in 38 ODIs with an average of a mere 23.74and he was able to strike only four fifties.

Test career

Parthiv’s wicket-keeping had drawbacks but his batting ability guided him to ensure a place in the Indian squad. Parthiv Patel made his debut in a Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 2002. Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, the match was drawn but Parthiv was a failure with a duck in the first innings and 19 in the second innings. But lack of consistency as well as sloppy work behind the stumps compelled him to get ruled out of the squad. He lost his place in 2004 and with the appearance of Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni, Parthiv’s chances of getting back into the Test squad started becoming more uncertain. However, Parthiv got a national call again in 2016 against England at home. The wicket-keeper batsman has scored 934 runs in 25 Tests with an average of 31.13 including six fifties only.

IPL career

Rather, in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Parthiv had fared better than international matches. Especially, in the 2015 IPL, Parthiv became the fourth-leading batsman in Mumbai Indians’ victorious campaign, finishing with 339 runs. Parthiv Patel has amassed 2848 runs in 139 IPL matches in 11 years of his IPL journey. He has scored 13 fifties and his best in the IPL was 81.

T20 Career

Parthiv Patel played his opening Twenty20 International match against West Indies at Port of Spain in 2011. Playing as an opening batsman he scored 26 off 20 deliveries. He had played in only two T20Is matches and scored 36 runs.

ICC Trophies

Lack of consistency made Parthiv irregular in the international cricket.

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