Prithvi Shaw IPL Career

Last Modified Apr 04, 2024 12:41 IST

Prithvi Shaw IPL Career
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An intent merchant of the highest order laced with the ability to carve out long innings, Prithvi Shaw was touted as the next best thing in Indian cricket in his formative years. Shaw's stocks reached their zenith in 2018 when he led India to the U19 World Cup title in New Zealand. An IPL call-up was inevitable, and it eventually came during the 2018 mega auction, where Delhi Capitals shelled out INR 1.2 Crores for the uncapped Indian.

Shaw initially didn't get a chance in a strong Delhi set-up, but the poor form of then-skipper Gautam Gambhir paved the way for his debut. He gave a good account of himself in his debut season, smashing 245 runs in 9 innings at a strike rate of 153.12. The next couple of seasons proved to be disappointing for the pocket-sized dynamo as he struggled for consistency.

In 2020, Shaw hit a nadir in his IPL career as he was eventually dropped from the playing XI during the 2nd half of the season following repeated failures. In 13 innings, Shaw managed just 228 runs @ 17.53/136.52 with 2 50+ scores.

However, since then Prithvi has bounced back strongly in the past two seasons, asserting himself as one of the greatest power play specialists in the league's history. In 2021, Shaw scripted history when he became only the 2nd batsman in the history of the IPL to smash 6 fours in a single over.

IPL Debut year2018
IPL TeamDelhi Capitals (2018-present)
Batting StyleRight-handed batsman
Bowling StyleRight arm off break
Current Auction PriceINR 8 crore
The last IPL Season runs106

Prithvi Shaw IPL Teams from 2018-2024

Right-handed opening batsman Prithvi Shaw plays for Delhi Capitals in IPL. He has been DC since he made his debut in the 2018 IPL season.

Year Team
2018Delhi Capitals
2019Delhi Capitals
2020Delhi Capitals
2021Delhi Capitals
2022Delhi Capitals
2023Delhi Capitals
2024Delhi Capitals

Prithvi Shaw IPL runs year-wise

Prithvi Shaw IPL Career
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As of IPL 2023, 24-year-old Prithvi Shaw has played a total of 71 matches in which he has scored 1694 runs. Known for giving explosive starts in the upper order, Prithvi Shaw is one of the batters with the highest strike rate in the powerplay.


Prithvi Shaw IPL Auction Price

Prithvi Shaw IPL Career
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Prithvi Shaw, who Delhi Capitals bought for Rs 1.20 crore in his debut edition of IPL, has been retained by DC every year. After getting the same amount till 2021, his salary was directly increased to Rs 7.50 crore in 2022 and then the next year the amount was further increased by Rs 50 lakh.

YearTeamSalary (in Rs)
2018Delhi CapitalsINR 1.20 crore
2019Delhi CapitalsINR 1.20 crore
2020Delhi CapitalsINR 1.20 crore
2021Delhi CapitalsINR 1.20 crore
2022Delhi CapitalsINR 7.50 crore
2023Delhi CapitalsINR 8 crore
2024Delhi CapitalsINR 8 crore

Prithvi Shaw records in IPL

DC’s aggressive opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has some big records to his credit in his short career, among which his most popular record is hitting 6 fours in an over.

Prithvi Shaw As Batter

Records Stats
One of the two batsmen to smash 6 fours in an overIn IPL 2021, Shaw smashed his former teammate Shivam Mavi for 6 fours in an over to join Ajinkya Rahane as one of the two to achieve the landmark.
2nd best strike rate in powerplay in IPL historyShaw's strike rate of 147.39 is the 2nd best in the history of the IPL.
9th best strike rate in IPL historyAmong batsmen who have scored more than 1500 runs, Shaw's strike rate of 147.44 is the 9th best.

FAQs on Prithvi Shaw

What is the age of Prithvi Shaw?

As of March 2024, Prithvi Shaw is 24 years old, he was born on 9 November 1999. 

In which year did Prithvi Shaw make his IPL debut?

Prithvi Shaw made his IPL debut in 2018 with Delhi Capitals, since then he has been retained every year by the franchise.

How many runs have Prithvi Shaw scored in his IPL career?

Prithvi Shaw has scored 1694 runs in his 71 IPL games with an average of 23.86 and a strike rate of 145.78.

What is the highest score of Prithvi Shaw in IPL?

Prithvi Shaw’s highest IPL score is 99 which came against KKR in 2019.

What is the IPL salary of Prithvi Shaw?

Delhi Capitals pays Prithvi Shaw a whopping INR 8 crore in IPL 2024 season.