If an emerging bowler of any squad dismisses two star batsmen of the rival team, then he naturally merits attention. KKR’s speedster Shivam Mavi is the bowler who is being referred to here. Incredible pacer Mavi startled everyone when he took wickets of two star batsmen of Rajasthan Royals — Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson. Sanju Samson had given an outstanding batting performance in the first two matches of the IPL.
He played a big role in ensuring victory for his team in the first two matches. But Shivam Mavi surprised Sanju by delivering balls of good length. Shivam has a good speed. He uses seam position quite well. He makes his presence felt on the plain and flat pitches and this is his biggest specialty. He had prepared himself according to the plain pitch condition in Dubai. But in view of the nature of the wicket he felt that there were seaming conditions due to which he had to change strategy immediately.
That is why he started delivering length balls with good pace. However, there was a risk of drive on such balls. But regardless of the risk, he started troubling batsmen with length balls at regular intervals. Initially, Shivam wanted to be a batsman. But at the advice of his coach Phoolchand at Wanderers Cricket Club Noida, he decided to be a bowler. He also improved his bowling in a very short time. He gave a remarkable performance in Under16. In Under19, his bowling wreaked havoc. He played an important role in victory of Indian Team Under19 by his splendid bowling performance. In view of this performance of Mavi, KKR included him in the squad spending Rs 3 crore in auction.
Shivam Mavi is five feet and nine inches in height and he regards Dale Steyn as his ideal because he is also not that tall. Mavi has done a terrific job in bowling in domestic cricket including Ranji Trophy, be it against Railway or against Baroda. His performance while playing on behalf of ‘India Emerging’ against Pakistan and Hong Kong held all spellbound. Mavi has done a terrific job in bowling in domestic cricket including Ranji Trophy, be it against Railway or against Baroda.
His performance while playing on behalf of ‘India Emerging’ against Pakistan and Hong Kong held all spellbound He has been waiting for the IPL for a long time because he was actually waiting for Australia’s speedster Pat Cummins for a long time. Cummins also spent a lot of time with him in net sessions and his tips turned out to be quite useful for him. Another pacer of the team is Kamlesh Nagarkoti. When he delivers balls from the other end, he adopts a different strategy from that end. Let’s hope that Shivam Mavi succeeds in getting a place in Team India squad after KKR.