Picture of Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Played for:
India, Elite Group C, India A, India B, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, India Red, India Seniors, PCA Masters XI, Rest of India, West Zone, West Zone, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, India Under-19, Gujarat, Kochi, Hyderabad
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Home country:
March 09, 1985, Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Parthiv Patel is one of the many wicket-keepers India utilized before Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to prominence. In his brief tenure with the Indian cricket team that began in 2002-03, Patel played some commendable knocks against some of the best bowling line-ups despite his petite frame. His glove work was splendid, but lacked consistency. He never achieved the same success as Dhoni and so returned unceremoniously to the domestic league.

However, just when you thought you’d seen the last of this young lad, Patel's willow started scripting a comeback of its own in 2007. Four consecutive centuries in the first-class circuit against national teams put him into the limelight once again, and he was signed by Chennai in 2008 for the Indian T20 league. After three successful seasons there, he was auctioned to Kerala in 2011, where he was named skipper after the departure of Mahela Jayawardena.

Parthiv was then bought by Hyderabad in 2012 for the fifth edition of the Indian T20 league. Along with Shikhar Dhawan, Parthiv was consistent at the top of the order in that outfit. Bangalore took note of that and grabbed him for the seventh season in 2014. He didn't have a great time and was acquired by Mumbai for the eighth edition of the Indian T20 League. Patel struck form in the second half of the tournament where he hit 339 runs to finish as Mumbai's 4th highest run-getter in their victorious 2015 campaign.

His good run continued as he led Gujarat to their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title, scoring his maiden List A ton. Runs continued to flow off his bat as he registered four fifties in nine Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy games and followed it up with a century against India A in Deodhar Trophy. It was in 2016, four years since he last played for the national team, he received a shock call-up for India for the third Test against England in place of injured Wriddhiman Saha. He responded well to the call with a brisk fifty and a career-best 71, opening the batting. He was also the highest run-getter for Mumbai in their victorious Indian T20 League campaign in 2017. Parthiv Patel has certainly given his career an opening here but continues his struggle for a spot in the main team.

Fast Facts

  • Youngest wicketkeeper in Test history (17 years 152 days)
  • Led Gujarat to their first Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy title
  • Only Indian to score five centuries in five consecutive innings in First-Class cricket history
  • First player to represent six different teams in Indian T20 League



  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 23 34 878 8 33.76 48.53 0 6 71
ODI 38 34 736 3 23.74 76.50 0 4 95
T20 2 2 36 0 18.00 112.50 0 0 26
IPL 119 117 2322 10 21.70 117.21 0 10 81
CLT20 3 3 80 0 26.66 119.40 0 0 37
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 52 10 0
ODI 30 9 2
T20 1 0 0
IPL 60 14 8
CLT20 4 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 1 0 1 0 0 0


India Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Aug 08, 2002
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India Vs England at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Dec 16, 2016
India Vs New Zealand at Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown - Jan 04, 2003
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India Vs Sri Lanka at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Feb 21, 2012
India Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jun 04, 2011
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India Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - Aug 31, 2011
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
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Mumbai Vs Pune at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 21, 2017
Hyderabad Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Sep 24, 2013
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Hyderabad Vs Titans at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013