Shivam Dube Bio

The 6-foot-tall Mumbai all-rounder is a right-arm medium pacer and a left-handed batsman with the temperament and ability set required to succeed at the highest level of international cricket. His journey from almost quitting cricket to making a comeback while fighting health and fitness problems is a movie-worthy storey.

Shivam Dube, a batting all-rounder from Mumbai, India, was born on June 26, 1993, and nearly retired from cricket at the age of 14 before making a comeback in the Mumbai U-23 team at the age of 19.

Career

Domestic Career

On the final day of their Ranji Trophy match against Baroda on December 17, Dube stole the show by hitting five sixes in five balls off left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh. He had hit five sixes in an over for the second time, having done so against Pravin Tambe in the T20 Mumbai League in March.

Before making it to the senior team in domestic cricket, Shivam Dube played junior cricket for his county. In February 2017, Dube made his list A debut for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Rajasthan in Chennai. In January 2016, he made his Twenty20 debut for Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Dube made his first-class debut for Mumbai against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy in December 2017. He took his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket in the first innings.

IPL career

Shivam Dube drew national attention just a day before the 2018 IPL auction when he hit five sixes in five balls off left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh on the final day of their Ranji Trophy match against Baroda on December 17. The uncapped player attracted a lot of interest at the next day’s auction in Jaipur. He was finally chosen by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a fee of Rs 5 crore and remains with the squad. He didn’t get much opportunities in the 2019 IPL, but the 2020 season is supposed to be a turning point for him because RCB built their squad around Indian stars.

International Career

On November 3, 2019, Shivam Dube made his T20 debut against Bangladesh, and he had an impact in the series decider.

With the series tied at 1-1, India took a chance in Nagpur by fielding just five bowlers, including Dube, who had bowled only three balls on his T20I debut in Delhi and then just two overs in the second match in Rajkot.

Dube teamed up with Deepak Chahar in Nagpur, with the series on the line, and sparked a game-changing Bangladesh collapse. With half-centurion Mohammad Naim in the middle and the highly experienced Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle, Bangladesh required 65 from 42 balls with seven wickets in hand when Dube returned to the attack for the 14th over.

Dube hit first, fooling Mushfiqur with a sluggish cutter and getting him to chop on for a golden duck with the first ball of his latest spell. Then, in his next over, he struck out Naim for 81 on an off-stump yorker. This was the same game in which Deepak Chahar set a world record by going 6 for 7 in a row.

India won by 30 runs, with Dube taking three wickets for 30 runs. He only finished his quota of four overs for the sixth time in 20 T20 games.

As India toured New Zealand at the start of the year, however, the euphoria of success vanished. During the fifth T20I of the series, Shivam Dube was bowled for 34 runs in the tenth over of the second innings by the duo of Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert. Dube’s 34-run over is now the second most expensive over bowled in the format’s history, behind only Stuart Broad’s 36-run over.

On December 15, 2019, Shivam Dube played his only One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies. Dube had a poor debut, scoring just 9 runs before being dismissed by Keemo Paul. He didn’t do any better when it came to bowling, as the Mumbai all-rounder was dismissed for 68 runs in 7.5 overs.

Family

On December 15, 2019, Shivam Dube played his only One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies. Dube had a poor debut, scoring just 9 runs before being dismissed by Keemo Paul. He didn’t do any better when it came to bowling, as the Mumbai all-rounder was dismissed for 68 runs in 7.5 overs.

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