Shiva Singh Biography
Shiva Singh is a promising Indian cricketer who represented India in the 2018 U-19 Cricket World Cup. He is a slow left arm orthodox spinner and a right-hand batsman. He proved to be a very effective option to stem the flow of runs.
Shiva was born on 16 October 1999 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. His father Ajit Singh is also a former cricketer. Shiva started playing cricket under the tutelage of his father.
He has represented Uttar Pradesh in various junior level competitions.
Shiva was impressive in the junior level matches for UP and got a call up for the Indian U19 team. He made his debut on 16 August 2017 against England in Taunton. He bowled a highly economical spell conceding just 21 runs in 8 overs although going wicketless.
Rise to Glory
Shiva has been an effective bowler for youth team to restrict the flow of runs. His decent performances led to his inclusion in the squad for 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand.
His figures of 2/9 in 6 overs in a preparatory match against South Africa U19 team stand out as the highlight of his brief international youth career.
He bowled well in the group games but didn’t disturb the wickets column. He saved his best for the latter stages of the tournament.
He took 2 wickets in the semis against Pakistan as India wiped them out for 69 runs. In the finals again, the opposition found Shiva hard to read as he picked up 2 wickets maintaining a brilliant economy of 3.60. India comfortably overpowered Australia and lifted their fourth U19 World Cup.
He maintained a staggering overall economy rate of 3.21 throughout the tournament which made of one the unsung heroes of the triumph.
Young Shiva has already represented Uttar Pradesh in the Under 16 and Under 19 levels. There was a huge disappointment in store for him the IPL auctions 2018 where he went unsold. While many of his U19 teammates got bidders, he was rejected by the franchises.
He produced his best bowling performances in the World Cup just days after this disappointment, as if to prove a point to the franchises on what they have missed.