Parthiv Patel is the member of Indian national cricket team. The wicketkeeper-batsman was born on 9 March 1985 in Ahmedabad Gujarat and played first-class cricket from Gujrat.
Parthiv has also been a member of several franchises in the Indian Premier League like Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Born and brought up in Gujrat, Parthiv plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket. He made his first class debut in 2000 against Haryana.
He is currently the captain of Gujrat team and led his side in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy. Beating Odisha and Jharkhand in the quarterfinal and semifinal, the team reached the final for only the second time.
In the final in January, they met defending champions Mumbai in Indore. Patel scored 90 in the first inning and 143 in the second and helped beat Mumbai to win first Ranji trophy for Gujarat.
Parthiv debuted in the year 2002 against England at Trent Bridge and become Test cricket's youngest wicketkeeper. He saved the match for India by his unbeaten 19 in the second innings to stave off an innings defeat.
Patel made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2003. He was selected in the Indian squad for the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup but did not play any games.
Parthiv has played 23 Test matches and 38 ODIs in his international career. With the emergence of former captain MS Dhoni, he was sidelined from the national team.
Initially auctioned in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) to Chennai Super Kings, Patel played for CSK for three seasons.
For the fourth season, he was signed by Kochi Tuskers Kerala. After that, the franchise got terminated and Parthiv was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and by Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014.
Patel was signed by Mumbai Indians for the 2015 IPL as an opening batsman.
During the auction of the 2018 IPL, he was bought by RCB for Rs. 1.7 crore.