Riyan Parag overview

Riyan Parag is an Indian cricketer. He was born in Guwahati, Assam on 10th November 2001. He is a top-order right-hand batsman and a leg-break bowler. The 19-year old Riyan had met MS Dhoni when he was a six-year kid and got a photo with his idol. That was in 2007 when India won a match against Pakistan at Guwahati in a bilateral series and Dhoni had scored 63 in that match.

12 years down the line Riyan made his debut in the Indian premier league (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings, being captained by Dhoni, and interestingly, Riyan was caught behind by MS Dhoni in his maiden appearance in mainstream cricket. Ryan has come up from a sports family as his father Parag Das was a first-class cricketer for Assam and his mother Mithoo Boorah was a renowned swimmer. She had represented the country in Asian Championship and SAF Games.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 19 13 1 246 50 20.5 203 121.18 0 0 1 23 8

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 19 9 96 148 2 1/10 1./10 9.25 74.0 48.0 0 0

Early signs

Riyan was passionate about the game since his young age. He also was one of the members of the under-19 World Cup-winning Indian squad in 2018. He made his debut in first-class cricket for Assam in the Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad in 2017. But he failed to impress, scoring 9 runs in the first innings and 3 in the second innings. However, Riyan developed his skill and maturity later on as he has played 13 first-class matches and scored 659 runs at an average of 31.38 including one century (121) and four fifties, and with the ball, he has picked up 14 wickets including his best figure in a match of 6 for 142. Riyan made his debut in the List ‘A’ cricket in the same year in 2017 in a Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Railways. Riyan scored 40 off 32 deliveries. Riyan shined in the Vijay Hazare Trophy next season in 2018-19, earning the top scorer’s spot for Assam with 248 runs in 7 matches only.

ODI Career

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Test career

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IPL career

Riyan Parag’s journey in the IPL began in 2019, donning Rajasthan Royals shirts. He was bought by Royals at a base price of Rs 20 lakhs and he marked his debut, being the youngest cricketer in the IPL history to have scored a fifty. His age was 17 years 175 days. The previous record had been set by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw (18 years 169 days). He played in 7 matches in 2019 and scored 160 runs while including his last year’s performance Riyan has participated in 19 matches and scored 246 runs at a strike rate of 121.18 and his best score in the League so far has been 50.

T20 Career

Riyan Parag made his debut in the Twenty20 format of the game in the Inter-State T20 competition, playing against Jharkhand in 2017. But he failed to impress, scoring only 9 runs. However, he has played in 41 T20 domestic matches so far and scored 817 runs at a strike rate of 127.06 including his best score of unbeaten 77 and scalped 16 wickets so far.

ICC Trophies

Riyan Parag’s cricket began when he got a photo with his idol MS Dhoni.

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