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IPL 2021: Who is Shreevats Goswami, Age, Early Life, India U-19, IPL teams, SRH contract, Cricket Career, stats ?

Meet Shreevats Goswami, 32-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Bengal, now in SRH’s squad

Shreevats Goswami is a 32-year-old wicketkeeper left-hand batsman from Bengal and now playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL

Shreevats Goswami

Rising through age-group cricket

Shreevats was born on 18th May 1989 in Kolkata. Right from the age-group cricket, he was a talking point amongst the selectors. During a U-19 Tri-nation series in South Africa, he scored 97 against the hosts and a century of 104 runs against Bangladesh. 

Shreevats Goswami performance in U-19 World Cup 2008

Those performances helped him to get the call for the U-19 World Cup 2008 in Malaysia. He scored two half-centuries, one of them came in the semi-final against New Zealand. India went on to win the World Cup.

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The toughest job on the field:- Wicketkeeping

MS Dhoni’s presence never allowed Wriddhiman Saha to play for India despite the top-class records. MS Dhoni’s presence also kept Shreevats Goswami away from a regular spot in the playing XI as Saha was the prime keeper of the Bengal side. Though, whenever he got the opportunity, he never wasted it.

Shreevats Goswami career was as a Stop-start in IPL

He has been a part of many IPL teams. The first three seasons of IPL, he was in RCB, then he moved to KKR and Rajasthan. He was out of any IPL contract for a while, but consistency in domestic cricket aided him to get an IPL contract from SRH. He has been in the SRH squad since 2018.

Shreevats Goswami

Well, his career has always been shadowed by some other keeper. This time it was Jonny Bairstow and Wriddhiman Saha. Since 2018, he has only played 8 matches for SRH. In those 8 matches, he has scored 52 runs. 

He never got a long run in a playing XI. It is one of the contributing factors for the lackluster IPL career.

Let’s wish him the best of luck for the future and hope that he will revive his career. 

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The number game. 

First Class List A T-20 IPL
Matches 55 88 103 31
Innings 89 88 93 21
Runs 2534 3139 2289 293
Best 225* 149* 86* 52
Average 30.53 38.75 27.25 14.65
Strike Rate 48.22 73.37 117.02 93.32
100s 4 6 0 0
50s 11 16 13 1
Catches 130 70 51 17
Stumping 1 9 10 7

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Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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