Prithvi Shaw Cricketer Profile – Learn His Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Prithvi Shaw is arguably one of the most remarkable Indian players. He was a teen prodigy impressing at the tender age of fourteen, garnering 546 off 330, which included 85 fours and five sixes. He appeared on behalf of Rizvi Springfield in the Harris Shield elite division match. His score, set in 2013, was then the highest score in school cricket. Since then, his star has continued to shine both in domestic leagues and the international stage leading up to his current position of opening batter.

Basic Information About Prithvi Shaw

Full Name Prithvi Pankaj Shaw
Age 21 years
Born In Thane, Maharashtra
Bat Style Right-hand bat
Bowl Style Right-arm off-break
Nationality Indian
Birth Date 9 November 1999
Height 1.68m
Spouse Prachi Singh
Net Worth Rs 20-30 Crore
Teams Delhi Capitals, India, India A, India Red, India Under-19, India Under-23, India’s Board President XI, Rest of India, Mumbai Under-14s, Mumbai Under-16s, Mumbai Under-19s, Mumbai


Prithvi Shaw was primarily raised by his father, Pankaj Shaw, after losing his mum at three years old. He has credited his unyielding devotion to cricket as an attempt to fill the void left by his mother. However, his father stepped up and encouraged his son in the sport. He even rode his motorbike 70km daily between Virar and Mumbai just to take Prithvi to practice. He acted as the practice bowler training with his son at the Air India grounds in Kalina.

Prithvi Shaw’s Batting Statistics:

  • In Test matches, Prithvi has played five matches with nine innings scoring 339 runs, including one century and two fifties with a batting average of 42.37. His highest runs tally is 134, while his strike rate is 86.04. He also has one Not Out
  • He has played six matches in ODI with six innings smashing 189 runs, including 32 fours and 2 sixes at a batting average of 31.50. He has a strike rate of 113.85. His highest score is 49 runs.
  • Prithvi Shaw has played a single inning in his onlyT20I match. He is yet to score any runs in the T20 format of cricket.
  • He has played 46 innings in 25 First-Class matches with two Not Outs. He has hit a whopping 2263 runs with an average of 51.43 and a strike rate of 80.96. In addition, he has hit 9 centuries and 10 fifties, with his highest being 202 runs. He also has 314 fours and 22 sixes.
  • Prithvi has played 44 innings in 44 List A matches with three Not Outs. He has scored 2316 runs with an average of 56.48 and a strike rate of 124.98, striking eight centuries and eight fifties, with his highest score being 227 runs.
  • He has also played sixty innings in sixty T20 matches scoring 1508 runs with an average of 25.13 at a strike rate of 150.04. His highest score was 99 runs, just one run shy of a century. In addition, he has scored 13 fifties, 169 fours, and 66 sixes.

Prithvi Shaw’s Bowling Stats:

  • Prithvi has participated in five Test matches, but he is yet to bowl.
  • He has also played six ODI matches without bowling
  • In his only T20I match, he also did not get a chance to bowl
  • He has played 25 first-class matches with 4 innings scoring 44 runs from 36 balls with an economy of 7.33.

Career information

Junior Career:

Shaw started his career playing for the Middle Income Group (MIG) cricket Club in Mumbai while also captaining the Rizvi Springfield High School and the Mumbai Under-16 team. He led Rizvi Springfield to two back-to-back Harris Shield titles in 2012 and 2013, where he scored 155 runs in the semi-final of the 2012 edition and 174 in the final.

List A Career:

Prithvi made his List A debut for Mumbai in the Vijay-Hazare Trophy. He scored his second consecutive century in the 2017-2018 Ranji Trophy and his fourth in five first-class matches since his debut, batting for Mumbai. Prithvi scored his first List A century against Leicestershire on 19 June 2018 and scored 132 runs. In February 2021, Prithvi scored an unbeaten double-century (227* off 152) against Pondicherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy; his score of 227* is currently the best individual score within the tournament’s history. After scoring 227* vs. Pondicherry in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Prithvi Shaw now has the highest List A score by a captain in Men’s cricket.

International Career:

Prithvi made his Test debut against West Indies in 2018, scoring a century in his maiden Test, becoming the youngest batter (18 years and 319 days) to make a century in his debut. He impressed so much that he was named player of the series after India won the second Test by ten wickets. He was also featured in a Test match against Australia, but he had a dismal performance scoring 0 out of 4, leading to his being dropped in the next match.

ODI Career:

Prithvi was named in India’s ODI squad against New Zealand, and he made his debut on 5 February 2020. In June 2021, he was named in the Indian contingent facing Sri Lanka. He managed 43 runs off 24 balls in the first ODI match of the three-match series.

T20I Career:

Prithvi made his T20I debut on 25 July 2021 for India against Sri Lanka, but he went out for a golden duck, becoming the first opener in the shortest cricket format’s history.

Domestic League (IPL):

Prithvi was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (now renamed Delhi Capitals) in 2018 for1.2 Crore. He got on the history books when he became the youngest player to open the batting in the IPL at 18 years and 165 days. In the match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings), he managed a respectable 22 runs in 10 balls.

He snatched his first fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders to become the joint youngest player with Sanju Samson at 18 years and 169 days. He scored 62 runs which were crucial in Delhi’s win against Kolkata Knight Riders.

On 29 April 2021, Shaw became the second player to hit six boundaries in an over in the IPL, after Ajinkya Rahane, when he hit six boundaries off Shivam Mavi in the first over of the Delhi innings.

Other Ventures

Shaw has sealed an endorsement deal worth Rs 36 lakh with Sanspareils Greenlands (SG), which has been associated with cricket greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Virender Sehwag in the past.

He was also a central figure in the 2013 Indian Hindi Language documentary film Beyond All Boundaries.

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