Full name Prithvi Pankaj Shaw
Born November 9, 1999, Thane, Maharashtra
Current age 20 years 272 days
Major teams India, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, India A, India Red, India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Indian Board President's XI, Mumbai, Mumbai Under-14s, Mumbai Under-16s, Mumbai Under-19s, Rest of India
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Rajkot, Oct 4-6, 2018 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2020 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Feb 5, 2020 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Mumbai v Tamil Nadu at Rajkot, Jan 1-5, 2017 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Gujarat v Mumbai at Chennai, Feb 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Apr 23, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Punjab v Mumbai at Surat, Nov 27, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|54, 14||India||v New Zealand||Christchurch||29 Feb 2020||Test # 2387|
|16, 14||India||v New Zealand||Wellington||21 Feb 2020||Test # 2385|
|0, 39||Indians||v NZ XI||Hamilton||14 Feb 2020||Other|
|40||India||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||11 Feb 2020||ODI # 4243|
|24||India||v New Zealand||Auckland||8 Feb 2020||ODI # 4239|
|20||India||v New Zealand||Hamilton||5 Feb 2020||ODI # 4235|
|55||India A||v NZ A||Christchurch||26 Jan 2020||LA|
|2||India A||v NZ A||Christchurch||24 Jan 2020||LA|
|48||India A||v NZ A||Lincoln||22 Jan 2020||LA|
|150||India A||v NZ XI||Lincoln||19 Jan 2020||LA|
Prithvi Shaw shot to prominence as a 14-year old when he scored 546 off 330 balls, an innings that contained 85 fours and five sixes, for his school Rizvi Springfield in the Harris Shield, an age-group cricket tournament in Mumbai in 2013. Shaw's innings was then the highest score in school cricket.
In November 2016, Shaw was part of the India Under-19 squad that won the youth Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. Two months later, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai in the semi-final against Tamil Nadu and scored a second-innings century that led his team to victory.
In September 2017, at 17, Shaw became the youngest player to score a century on Duleep Trophy debut, a record previously held by Sachin Tendulkar. He was then named captain of the Under-19 World Cup squad, a tournament India went on to win. During the tournament, he was sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.2 crore (USD 187,500 approx) in the 2018 IPL auction.
Given an opportunity after their IPL campaign flagged midway, Shaw impressed head coach Ricky Ponting with his fearless batting against the new ball; ending with 245 runs in nine innings at a strike rate of 153.12. However, it was his performances for India A, both in England and at home against West Indies A and South Africa A, that gave wings to his India aspirations.
He pipped Mayank Agarwal in the race to be India's back-up opener when he earned a call-up for the fourth and fifth Tests in England in 2018, and finally became India's 293rd Test cricketer in Rajkot against West Indies in November 2018 after India's selectors ran out of patience with Shikhar Dhawan. Shaw marked the occasion by becoming the youngest Indian Test centurion on debut, and just the second-youngest Test centurion for India after Sachin Tendulkar.